Sugumaran’s family rejects ‘sham’ inquest

PETALING JAYA: The family of C Sugumaran has declined to participate in the inquest called by the attorney-general to determine the security guard’s cause of death. According to lawyers N Surendran and Latheefah Koya, the family is vexed that Selangor police Tun Hisan Tun Majid had rejected the call to initiate a murder investigation. Describing…

Sugumaran’s kin want murder probe, not inquest

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 — The family of C. Sugumaran has rejected suggestions to hold an inquest into last week’s death of the security guard and will press for a murder investigation instead, says lawyer N. Surendran. The PKR vice-president said in a text message to The Malaysian Insider that this was because the Sugumaran’s next of…

‘Najib responsible for stateless Indians’

PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) have accused Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and the National Registration Department (NRD) of failing to protect stateless Indians in the country. In a press statement yesterday, LFL co-founder and adviser, Eric Paulsen, said Najib was ultimately responsible for the problem as the NRD is a department under the…

Cop: Not sure why I didn’t report assault

THE policeman taking care of death-in-custody victim A. Kugan in 2009 told the High Court yesterday he was “not sure” why he did not report colleague V. Navindran’s alleged assault on the victim to his superiors even after Kugan’s death in a police lock-up. Mohd Haizan Hamid, the lance-corporal who claimed to have witnessed Navindran beating…

LFL: The Prime Minister and NRD have failed to protect genuine stateless claimants

Lawyers for Liberty views with disbelief Special Implementation Taskforce chairman Siva Subramaniam’s statement reported in Free Malaysia Today (“Ministry adds on to stateless problem”, 23 January 2013) that seemed to suggest that Prime Minister Najib Razak and the National Registration Department (NRD) were doing a good job in addressing statelessness affecting the Indian community while…