PETALING JAYA, Nov 29 — The family of a young man shot dead on November 13 after being suspected of robbing a petrol station has accused the police of killing him in cold blood. Muhammad Hanafi Omar, 22, Muhammad Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15, and Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20, were gunned down by the police after…
PETALING JAYA, Nov 20 — The families of two of the three youths shot dead on November 13 after being suspected of robbing a petrol station claimed that they were killed by police in cold blood. Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15, Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, were shot dead by the…
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — The Malaysian Bar Council demanded today that Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) withdraw its threat against ex-airman N. Tharmendran’s lawyer. The Bar Council President Ragunath Kesavan said in a statement that the RMAF had crossed the line when it interfered and gave intimidating “advice”. “The RMAF’s blatant demand that lawyer…
As expected, Malaysian cops tortured K Selvachandran, an eyewitness to police brutality whom they have now remanded for 60 days under the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA- Special Preventive Measures). “He was beaten, kicked and punched on his chest by the police. He is now having some hearing problem after he was badly assaulted on the…
UPDATED More than a hundred people gathered around the front of the police headquarters in Bukit Aman on Saturday to protest the abduction of K Selvanchandran, who was beaten in front of his wife and children before being dragged away by several policemen on Monday night. For 5 days until this morning’s protest, the police…
About 80 people staged a noisy protest in front of Bukit Aman, demanding the detainee’s release. A noisy protest in front of the national police headquarters staged by around 80 people forced the disclosure that a key witness to a police custody death had been detained for alleged drug offences. bukit aman protest against selvachandran…
Lawyers acting for the wife of K Selvachandran, an eyewitness to a police beating that resulted in the death of a suspect are pressing the panic button because after 4 days, the police are still refusing to divulge where he has been taken to.
“This looks and sounds like an abduction. We demand that the police cease this illegal conduct and release K Selvachandran immediately,” Lawyers for Liberty spokesperson Latheefa Koya told Malaysia Chronicle. The 30-year old Selva was a key witness in the inquest of R Gunasegaran, who died while in police custody. In a decision that provoked public outrage, the Coroner returned an open verdict on Monday although Selva and three others had seen a police officer beat Guna unconscious.
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.
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.
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.