Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, lawyer: Senior judge interfered in Karpal’s sedition appeal…

Haniff’s claim comes after Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer told an international law conference on Aug 16 that he was “severely reprimanded” by a “top judge” for his dissenting judgment in the M Indira Gandhi unilateral conversion case.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/08/22/senior-judge-interfered-in-karpals-sedition-appeal-says-lawyer/

23 August 2018

Sangeet Kaur Deo, the daughter of late DAP stalwart Karpal Singh, has filed a police report over claims that a senior judge interfered with the outcome of her father’s sedition appeal in 2016.
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“This is a very serious allegation and must be investigated. If necessary an RCI should also be set up to investigate the alleged interference within the judiciary,” Sangeet told Malaysiakini.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/440042#.W35nuO0phHY.twitter

22 August 2018

PETALING JAYA: A lawyer today claimed that the outcome of the late Karpal Singh’s sedition appeal two years ago was altered due to judicial interference by a senior judge.

Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said he was recently informed of the matter where the judge reportedly meddled in the majority decision to allow Karpal’s appeal and acquit him of the charge.

“The panel was asked to reverse the ruling,” the lawyer who usually appears for Dr Mahathir Mohamad in civil cases said in a Facebook post.

Haniff did not reveal the identity of the judge but claimed that due to his interference, Karpal, who was a politician and senior member of the legislature, could not clear his name even after his death.

Karpal passed away in a road accident on April 17, 2014.

He had been charged with sedition for saying the removal of Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as menteri besar by the late Perak Sultan, Sultan Azlan Shah, and the appointment of Zambry Abdul Kadir in his place, could be questioned in court.

On Feb 21, 2014, the High Court found Karpal guilty. On May 30, 2016, his conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The majority, consisting of justices Mohtarudin Baki and Kamardin Hashim, however, allowed the late Karpal’s appeal on his RM4,000 fine, reducing it to RM1,800.

This meant that Karpal’s widow, Gurmeet Kaur, could receive his pension benefits.

Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat however ruled in favour of Karpal to set aside the conviction by the High Court.

Gurmeet, who is acting for Karpal’s estate, is appealing the conviction in the Federal Court.

Haniff’s claim comes after Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer told an international law conference on Aug 16 that he was “severely reprimanded” by a “top judge” for his dissenting judgment in the M Indira Gandhi unilateral conversion case.

Hamid said he was subsequently not assigned or empanelled to hear cases relating to the Federal Constitution and public interest matters.

Haniff also claimed there was interference in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) over the representation to drop charges against accused persons.

He cited a case where Attorney-General Tommy Thomas had personally requested more time to look into a representation, but his request was rejected by an officer within three days.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/08/22/senior-judge-interfered-in-karpals-sedition-appeal-says-lawyer/

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1 Response to Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, lawyer: Senior judge interfered in Karpal’s sedition appeal…

  1. Doris Looi says:

    Like Tun salleh Abbas case is it

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