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Aleyasak loses appeal against police in Bersih assault incident

Self-employed Aleyasak [email protected] Hassan today lost his appeal in his suit against the police and government for the injuries, including a fractured knee, he allegedly suffered from policemen,  whom he could not identify, during the 2007 Bersih rally.

The Federal Court dismissed four questions of law posed by Aleyasak's lead counsel and former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram, and Latheefa Koya, who handled the case pro-bono.

This was despite Sri Ram putting forth a convincing argument that despite not being able to identify the policemen who caused the injury when one of them stepped on his knee, the government was still vicariously liable for the claim as it was the hirer of the policemen involved.

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