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Ramkarpal: 'I was merely stating the law' in defending double jeopardy laws

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Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said he was merely stating the law when he disagreed with Wanita MCA chief Heng Seai Kie's suggestion to charge serial rapist Selva Kumar Subbiah a second time.

"It is to be stressed that nowhere in my said statement did I defend Selva nor did I object to the introduction of a sex offenders registry.

"All I said was that a person cannot be convicted or acquitted twice for the same offence as this contravenes the rule against double jeopardy which is guaranteed under Article 7(2) of the Federal Constitution," he said in a statement today.

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