“Yes, it’s me,” says G Sivamalar, brave lady lawyer.

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The photo says it all!

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Lawyer G Sivamalar is a dedicated professional. She works with Lawyers for Liberty.

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*Kumarajah died in Kajang Prison | The Kuala Lumpur Post

*A Coffin For Hishammuddin On Monday’ – Malaysian Digest

31 Jan 2013 Lawyers representing Sugumaran’s family members – N Surendran, Latheefa Koya and G Sivamalar were not at the vigil. Pathologist Dr Mohd ..
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G Sivamalar, brave lady lawyer, tells off policeman.

“And yes, I am the one who shouted at the police constable. The police kicked my friend, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, and pushed a student activist. I told them not to touch him.”

The constable in the picture, Muhalim Osop, yesterday received a commendation letter from Kuala Lumpur’s deputy police chief, Amar Singh.

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Malaysiakini

‘Lawyer was kicked, yet police received appreciation’

The police force should start investigating incidents that took place during the May 22 candlelight vigil in Jinjang for student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim.

They should be doing this, instead of handing out appreciation letters to officers on duty that day and were said to have  been  verbally abused by the participants, said lawyer Sivamalar Genapathy.

“The police are supposed to investigate what actually happened that night,” Sivamalar said today, referring to an incident that night in which lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri was allegedly kicked by a police officer.

NONE“A female lawyer was kicked, but it is a police officer who gets an appreciation award,” Sivamalar (left in picture) lamented.

She was responding to a photograph of her pointing a finger, angrily, at Constable Muhalim Osop during the vigil.

It was taken by Utusan Malaysia photographer, Izham Jaafar, and had been used as the basis for Muhalim to be handed an appreciation letter from the force for having “acted professionally” while on duty that night.

Sivamalar made the call this morning, after a press conference with Subang MP R Sivarasa.

Sivarasa was interrogated for almost an hour at the Tropicana police station in Merchant Square, Petaling Jaya, by two officers from the Sentul police district headquarters in relation to his presence at the vigil on May 22.

‘A waste of police’s time’

Sivarasa said he was informed by the police that he was being investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA).

However, he considers the interrogation a waste of police time, and a move that was politically motivated.

“For me, they are all aware of what happened that night, because not just one or two people attended the vigil that night; many did, and officers even had video cameras to record what was happening,” he noted.

“If a senior police officer needs to waste his time with this matter, I am worried that the crime rate will never be reduced,” Sivarasa added.

‘Lawyer was kicked, yet police received appreciation’

Free Malaysia Today

Cops accused of baiting violence

K Pragalath | May 30, 2013

An activist lawyer explains her uncomplimentary picture in Utusan Malaysia.

PETALING JAYA: Police tried to provoke aggression from the participants of a candle light vigil outside the Jinjang detention centre a week ago, according to activist lawyer G Sivamalar.

“They were provoking and shouting at us,” the Lawyers for Liberty activist told FMT in explaining a news picture showing her in confrontation with a policeman. Utusan Malaysia published the picture on its Page 8 today.

“The picture was taken intentionally to intimidate lawyers,” she said.

“And yes, I am the one who shouted at the police constable. The police kicked my friend, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, and pushed a student activist. I told them not to touch him.”

Fadiah is a prominent member of Lawyers for Liberty.

The constable in the picture, Muhalim Osop, yesterday received a commendation letter from Kuala Lumpur’s deputy police chief, Amar Singh.

Sivamalar said she went to the scene of the May 22 vigil to represent vigil participants whom the police had arrested.

“I arrived there only after receiving news that 18 people were detained,” she said, contradicting the Utusan description of her as an opposition supporter and a participant in the vigil.

The vigil was held for student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim, who was detained for four days on suspicion of making seditious statements at a forum early this month.

Fadiah has lodged a police report over the alleged kicking incident. The report also directed a complaint against a senior investigating officer identified only as Othman.

“I am lodging a report against SIO Othman, to be investigated by an independent team from Bukit Aman, for abusing his power by denying the right to have legal representation in accordance with Section 28 of the Criminal Procedure Code and Article 5(3) of the Federal Constitution,” she said in the report.

“I am also lodging this police report because a policeman abused his power and kicked me at the entrance of the police station.”

Others lawyers have also lodged police reports against being barred from meeting the detained participants of the vigil.

Cops accused of baiting violence

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3 Responses to “Yes, it’s me,” says G Sivamalar, brave lady lawyer.

  1. umnot says:

    amar singh is a govt arsekisser. that’s how he got to be kl deputy police chief..

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