The trial continues…. here, but the truth would be out on the judgement day in-front of Allah/God

The trial continues…. here,

but the truth would be definitely out

on the judgement day in-front of Allah/God

Migrant workers support group Tenaganita’s Irene Fernandez was charged in 1996 under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (1984) for allegedly publishing false news in a memorandum to the federal government, “Abuse, Torture and Dehumanised Conditions of Migrant Workers in Detention Centres”.  

Seven years later in Oct 2003, Irene was found guilty and sentenced to 12-months imprisonment. She was allowed bail pending appeal. 


Her appeal at the Kuala Lumpur High Court has been riddled by five postponements since April 1 due to technical glitches.  

In a statement by migrant workers support group Tenaganita yesterday, its director Florida Sandanasamy said technical errors can cast a negative light on the court’s credibility.

“It also reveals the weaknesses in the court system and the inherent weaknesses of keeping records. (We must) ensure that justice prevails and that the liberties of persons are not compromised,” she said.

With the series of postponements, her trial has become the longest running criminal trial in Malaysian history.

 

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