Bar: Public needs to know why LTTE 12 were charged in first place?
'It is disheartening that citizens could be arrested, charged and incarcerated without bail for a prolonged period on charges with no prospect of conviction.'A - The provisions of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) appear to have been abused in charging 12 individuals for having links to the now-defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Ghafoor said this was based on Attorney-General's 11-page statement announcing that he has exercised his constitutional powers to discontinue proceedings against the 12 with immediate effect. "What will be lingering in the minds of the general public was why they were charged in the first place. "The Malaysian public needs to know. It is disheartening that citizens could be arrested, charged and incarcerated without bail for a prolonged period on charges with no prospect of conviction," he added in a statement this evening. Fareed said the Malaysian Bar had repeatedly called for the repeal of all oppressive and draconian laws including Sosma. "Draconian laws have no place in a democratic nation, and are an affront to the principles of natural justice. "The Malaysian Bar calls upon the Government to demonstrate full commitment to its election manifesto by abolishing such oppressive laws without further delay," he added. The 12, including two DAP assemblypersons P Gunasekaran and G Saminathan, were detained in October. Meanwhile, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy said the AG's dismissal raised a host of questions about the"so-called evidence" gathered by the police to charge the 12. "I am just wondering about the 'evidence' used against them. "There is concrete evidence that the LTTE is defunct. The actions by the European Union that the LTTE was not a threat and it was no longer operative in Sri Lanka and others establish beyond doubt that it does not exist in the anymore,” he told Malaysiakini . Police alleged financial transactions, plot for 'lone wolf' attacks Following their arrest, Bukit Aman's counter terrorism division chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said financial transactions involving huge sums were carried out to purportedly activate the LTTE. “From the investigations carried out at the suspects' premises and checks on their mobile phones, police have seized flags, posters, pictures of LTTE leaders and detected financial transactions involving a huge sums of money. “The financial transactions are believed to fund the promotional activities, recruitment and mobilisation of LTTE programmes in the country,” he added. Ayob, who was appointed as the Johor police chief on Feb 6, claimed that two of the suspects were planning to launch a “lone wolf” attack in Malaysia. “For example, they had injured Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Sahib Ansar in 2016,” he said. Earlier, Thomas ( photo ) said the common thread among all of them was that they simply had photos of slain LTTE leaders such as Velupillai Prabhakaran in their phones or Facebook accounts. “It is commonplace to have idols to whom hero worship is displayed. It is not just pop stars, sportsmen or actors who are admired: historical personalities and politicians are often the subject of adoration. “Thus, millions of people across the globe admire Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tze Dong or Che Guevara, and the like. Having their photos and other representations in one's mobile phone or on a Facebook account does not transform one to being a terrorist. “Just because each of these leaders used terror or violence to achieve their political goals does not mean that an ardent supporter online should be regarded as a terrorist or is planning a terrorist act,” he added. Related reports Read more: malaysiakini.com
You should ask or tell the home Minister! Don't waste netizens's time Frivolously! we as majority of citizen malaysia.. will make sure on pru15.. to drag down ph..and will demands on nw government to open back this case.. their will never before thats huge the majority citizen was unite soon.. haramjadahph
When Siti Nor Aishah was found guilty by the court for having ISIS books, and these men were let go for having pictures (and books?) of LTTE leader. Your guess is as good as mine Yes , the public should know how the police perform their duties! He should ask MuhyiddinYassin that question. Cant you all see? It doesn't matter. Charge or released. All the details don't matter. We're now divided even further. Job's done.
Agree. Get that “happy ending” fella to explain. Fella so incompetent and talked too much crap. Especially when it comes to Panda boy in china. When trials can be postponed for weddings and continues because someone is stressed, what else does it takes to surprise you? Malaysia, truely surprising! Because everyone knows why
‘Why were they charged in the first place?’ Malaysian Bar asks after AG drops LTTE case against 12 | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas must explain his initial decision to press terrorism charges against 12 Malaysians who purportedly had links to the now-defunct group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Malaysian Bar said today. The representative group of... Because some just don't understand or refuse to understand.. Like PKM had been disbanded with peace treaty. Why hunt them? Bar council ..even laymen asking d same question...but you have the skills brains and qualification...we dont .so speak up loud. Ini Fake News ke from Menteri KDN ? Moideen kata, ' Ada Bukti, Asas Kukoh....'
Yes indeed. Not enough for AG to drop the charges. Yea...Pdrm was very confident on charges
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