RMAF says ex-airman’s lawyer helping him go AWOL

N. Surendran of Lawyers for Liberty was today served at his office with a letter from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) claiming Tharmendran was still on active duty until May 28 next year.

The letter, signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Mohd Razif Ramli on behalf of the air force chief, demanded that Surendran advise Tharmendran to hand himself in to armed forces personnel within seven days or face potential criminal proceedings under Section 135 and 136 of the Penal Code.

“Please take notice, we hereby demand that you advice Sgt U. Tharmendran a/l Nagarajah to hand himself in… to any Team/UniU Formation ATM (Malaysian Armed Forces) within seven days of this letter’s date,” the letter said.

Kes curi jet: Permohonan sarjan TUDM soal balas dua mejar ditolak

Dalam afidavitnya, Tharmendran selaku pemohon mendakwa dia telah diseksa dan dakwaan tersebut disokong oleh rakannya, Intan Yusof, 46, yang mendakwa melihat kejadian seorang tahanan diseksa semasa melawat tertuduh di penjara.

Norazan dan Md Amin dalam afidavit mereka pula menafikan dakwaan bahawa mereka yang melakukan perbuatan itu.

Tharmendran diwakili peguam Latheefa Koya dan N. Surendran sementara pendakwaan diwakili Timbalan Pendakwa Raya Ishak Mohd Yusof.

PROTEST MEMO TO IGP ON 30TH OCTOBER 2010 ( Beating and abduction of K.Selvachandran by police)

The continuing descent of the Malaysian police force into lawlessness has been graphically demonstrated by the October 25th abduction and beating of K.Selvachandran by police personnel. Selvachandran was a key witness who testified against the police in the recently concluded R.Gunasegaran inquest. On the very day the verdict was delivered in the inquest, police moved against Selvachandran. When Selva’s children asked police why their…

Malaysia Chronicle denied basic right of legal representation by MCMC

When my hand-phone alarm woke me at 5am this morning, it was with reluctance and a heavy heart that I opened my eyes. At the back of my mind the whole weekend was my 11am interview or interrogation by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

And true enough, it turned out not to be a pleasant experience.

Less than 10 minutes into the meeting at the MCMC headquarters in Cyberjaya, my lawyer Latheefa Koya was ‘booted out’ from the room by none other than the director of the enforcement department, who personally came to ‘collect’ her.

And in doing so, he denied me of my fundamental right to legal representation.

Now, those of you who know Latheefa will know what a brave person she is and how very vocal she can be. But perhaps sensing my nervousness, she helped to restore calm to my troubled thoughts after she had argued for many minutes with the MCMC officials.

Are there really no lawyers willing to defend the Bar Council’s Red Book?

Surely the issue cannot be that the lawyers and pupils were “only detained for a few hours” as I was made to understand. The real issue is that constitutional and human rights have been violated and that this incident is not the case of a few bad apples but rather a wider and serious problem of the PDRM’s contempt for the Constitution and human rights and the role played by lawyers.

How does that reflect on the Bar Council and its various committees when nothing is offered to these lawyers and pupils other than a press statement? What message is being sent to them and other volunteers?

Anger over puppy abuse photo

The photograph, which has been widely distributed over the Internet, shows two men hanging a puppy with string. Both men were showing an obscene gesture with their fingers. Malaysian Animal Rights Society president N. Surendran said the photograph was one of the worst cases of animal abuse he had seen. “The fact that they were posing with the puppy shows they are confident no action will be taken against them,” he said after lodging a report at the Brickfields district police headquarters here.

Malaysian Cartoonist Seized for Sedition Out on Bail

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/world/malaysian-cartoonist-seized-for-sedition-out-on-bail/398213 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police have released a controversial political cartoonist after arresting him under a harsh sedition law, his lawyer said on Sunday. Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — works for the news Web site Malaysiakini and uses cartoons to illustrate sensitive issues such as police shooting and the sodomy trial…

Defiant cartoonist released

Home > Breaking News > SE Asia > Story Sep 26, 2010 http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_583324.html Defiant cartoonist released Zunar (above) who is being investigated under the Sedition Act, was released late Saturday on bail. — PHOTO: AP KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIAN police have released a controversial political cartoonist after arresting him under a harsh sedition law, his…

Cartoonist Zunar freed after a day’s remand

Cartoonist Zunar freed after a day’s remand UPDATED @ 07:16:48 PM 25-09-2010 By Adib Zalkapli September 25, 2010 http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/cartoonist-zunar-freed-after-a-days-remand/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Political satirist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or more popularly known as Zunar, was released today just hours after the police obtained a one-day remand order from the Sepang magistrate’s court. The release…

Cartoonist Zunar remanded for one day

Cartoonist Zunar remanded for one day UPDATED @ 01:50:23 PM 25-09-2010 By Adib Zalkapli September 25, 2010 http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/cartoonist-zunar-remanded-for-one-day/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Political satirist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, who was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday, has been remanded for one day. The remand order was issued by the Sepang Magistrate Court this morning, said…