MORE PICS - Rearrest–PKR Leader Gobalakrishnan - Selayang Court; Johari Demands Hindraf – Pay Compensation to Damages; IGP telling Stories on Demos
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PKR member claims trial
ABOVE & BELOW: After cooling down overnight, N Globalkrishnan arriving at the Penang Magistrate Court a very much subdued man with the hand-cuffs on.
By K. KASTURI DEWI and BERNARD SEE, STAR
Magistrate Ooi Sheow Yean on Friday allowed him bail of RM2,000 in one surety pending hearing on March 17. The charge under Section 186 of the Penal Code carries a jail sentence of up to two years, or a maximum fine of RM10,000 or both if convicted. Some 100 police personnel including those from the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) were stationed outside the courthouse building at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah since to prevent any untoward incidents. George Town OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid said police personnel were put on standby as a precaution, adding that only about 15 people comprising relatives and friends of Gobalakrishnan turned up at the court. "No untoward incidents were reported. The policemen were asked to stand down at about ,'' he said. Gobalakrishnan's relatives posted bail.= == == = == =Original post below
MORE PICS - ReArrest – PKR Leader Gobalakrishnan in Selayang Court; Johari Demands Hindraf – Pay Compensation to Damages; IGP telling Stories on Demos
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It is increasing clear the Police (with orders from very higher ups) are putting the pressure on the protesters and are hauling them to court for harassing and inconveniencing them by” imposing reporting every Saturday of the Month” to the nearest Police Station. The sudden rearrested of PKR leader
The most ridiculous is the call by the Deputy Home affairs Minister to ask Hindraf and others to pay for damages caused by by the Police and “cost of equipment that the police had to use” – meaning the numbers of tear gas fired and the gallons of water chemicals used? Without the Police doing the provocation, none of the so called damages would have arisen.
And the IGP is repeating stories that “the leaders could not be found” on that day until . This was hotly denied by PKR.
ABOVE: He was explaining to the crowd outside the court and BELOW: the Police moved in and accosted him.
national integration chief
Gobalkrishnan together with 46 others were produced in the Selayang court in the afternoon for taking part in an illegal assembly in
Another lawyer calmed him down and asked him to follow instructions. He was taken away to Pulau Pinang under heavy police escort.
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PKR man rearrested after posting bail
BY RAPHAEL WONG
GOMBAK: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) national integration chief N. Gobalakrishnan, who had posted bail after claiming trial to being at an unlawful assembly at Batu Caves last Sunday, was rearrested. Gobalakrishnan was served the arrest warrant – in relation to a charge at a
The Sessions Court here had earlier ruled as valid the charge of unlawful assembly against the 40 men. Judge Hayatul Akmal Abdul Aziz set bail at RM500 for each accused. She also imposed an additional condition on the bail and ordered each accused to report to the police station nearest their residence every last Saturday of the month. She also fixed a three-day trial beginning April 28.
ABOVE & BELOW: the others affected were given a briefing
The 40 also faced an alternative charge of displaying a show of criminal force to instil fear in police who were discharging their duty there. They all claimed trial to the charge. During yesterday’s proceedings, six men who were not present at Wednesday’s proceedings appeared in court to face the same charge as the 40 charged earlier. The six also claimed trial. Ganesan told the court that the six were absent from the earlier proceedings as they had been warded at the
Govt To Demand Compensation From Hindraf
SUNGAI PETANI Nov 29 (Bernama) -- The government will demand compensation for damage to public property from leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and those involved in its illegal demonstrations in the city and
"They also have to pay for the cost of equipment that the police had to use to quell Sunday's illegal demonstrations. The government will notallow them to escape paying." Asked on further action by the government against Hindraf and others involved in the demonstrations, he said other than the legal channels, the government could also use the Internal Security Act (ISA).= == = == = ==
Hindraf leader released on police bail
SEREMBAN: Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader V. S. Ganapathy Rao was released on police bail after being questioned for five hours on allegations that he had uttered seditious remarks at a gathering attended by some 4,000 people at a school hall here on Nov 17. The 34-year-old lawyer was arrested outside his office in Taman Seri Muda in Shah Alam about by a team of 15 policemen and brought to the state police headquarters here two hours later.
Talking to reporters after being released about , Ganapathy Rao said he was alleged to have made seditious remarks while speaking at a gathering at SRJK(C) Pei Hua along Jalan Tun Dr Ismail near here. Among the speakers at the gathering were two other Hindraf leaders, lawyers P.Utahayakumar and P Waythamoorthy. “While being brought here from Shah Alam, the policemen told me that I was being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948. I was surprised when told that I had made such damaging remarks at the gathering,” he said.
Ganabatirao said police recorded his statement and told him to come to the state police headquarters here on Dec 12. It is learnt that the police would then decide whether to charge or release him. Present outside the state police headquarters were some 100 Hindraf supporters. Ganapathy Rao calmly walked towards the crowd and briefly told them in Tamil what transpired during the interrogation and that police were polite.
“I told the police that I never made any seditious remarks at the gathering. The police then gave me examples of the remarks that I allegedly made and again, I denied saying those words,” he said. He thanked those present for their show of support and appealed to them to disperse immediately. “We do not want to create any problems. Let us abide by the law,” he said. Ganabatirao’s 32-year-old brother, V Raidu was allowed to enter the police headquarters and send him lunch. When contacted state OCCI ACP Huzir Mohamad confirmed that police recorded the statement and would decide in due course if they have a case. Ganapathy Rao, Uthayakumar and Waythamoorthy were given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Klang Sessions court on Monday as the charge against them -for allegedly uttering seditious remarks at another gathering in Batang Berjuntai on Nov 16 - was ambiguous.
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IGP: We gave them choices
PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the recent illegal gatherings were offered stadiums and other alternative venues to hold peaceful demonstrations but they rejected them. “The organisers were adamant to hold them in the city streets,” said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan who revealed why the police rejected permit applications by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) for their gathering last Sunday and the Bersih coalition (on Nov 10). He said police investigations into the groups’ activities found that public security and peace could be threatened. “We cover their meetings and gather information. “If we find their activities could be critical to public order we won’t approve them,” he said during question time at his talk on Democracy, Law Enforcement and Security: Perspective from the Royal Malaysia Police at the University of Wales Aberystwyth Alumni Club of Malaysia dinner here on Wednesday.
Musa said the demonstrators wanted to be in the streets because “they want onlookers to join them”. “But not everyone likes demonstrations. When they gather in large numbers, they scare people and shops will close. “They shout slogans that make people angry. They call the police ‘dogs’ but we keep a deaf ear.” Musa said the police had no problems allowing peaceful gatherings. “For example, we allow unions gathering to protest about their salaries.” The Hindraf gathering was to submit a memorandum to the British High Commission in relation to a class-action suit they had filed against the British Government for bringing in Indians to pre-independence
“If the authorities allowed Hindraf to go out in the streets to voice their dissatisfaction, others will make claims too. “The Malays will say they had a good life during the Malacca Sultanate and you (the British) destroyed it ... and it will go on and on,” the IGP said. “When the police wanted to speak to the leaders of the Sunday gathering, they were no where to be found. They only came at . “We offered to escort them to the high commission but they said they did not want. They said they wanted to send the memorandum to the Queen, instead,” he said. On Bersih, Musa said: “We gave them an alternative venue but they insisted on gathering in the heart of
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88 charged, arrest warrants issued against two who failed to show up in court
By RAPHAEL WONG and M. MAGESWARI, STAR
Those charged came from all walks of life: students, taxi drivers, clerks, mechanics, lorry drivers, pensioners, the unemployed and civil servants from various states. Also charged was Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) national integration chief N. Gobalakrishnan.
The 48 people charged here are between 21 and 72. They were calm upon hearing their charges and were granted bail of between RM1,500 and RM3,000 each. Each was accused of displaying a show of criminal force to instil fear on police who were discharging their duty at various main roads in the city on Sunday. They faced an alternative charge of being in an unlawful assembly that day. They also faced a second charge of continuing to be in an unlawful assembly knowing that there was an order to disperse. They claimed trial to all the charges. Facing the music: This group of men is among a total of 48 people, including two elderly citizens, who were charged in four magistrate’s courts in Jalan Duta,
Yesterday, two arrest warrants were issued by a magistrate against two men who failed to turn up in court to answer their charges. Magistrate Ahmad Solihin Abdul Wahid issued warrants against
Two others did not turn up in court to answer their charges. In one of the courts, lawyer Saha Arunasalam raised a preliminary objection, saying that the charges framed against his clients were defective but the magistrate dismissed it and set Jan 29 for mention. In Gombak, 40 men were charged with being at an illegal assembly in front of the Sri Subramaniar temple along
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