Tian Chua withdraws appeal, accepts one-month jail term

Kow Gah Chie

Modified 6 Oct 2017, 11:19 pm

In a surprise move, PKR vice-president Tian Chua has withdrawn his appeal in the charge brought against him for refusing to comply with a police order to leave the restricted Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in 2012.

This happened in his final appeal in front of a three-member bench led by Justice Mohtarudin Baki.

He discharged his counsel N Surendran, and personally addressed the appellate court by reading out a strongly-worded speech.

In the speech, he described his conviction by Session Courts as absurd, as he was charged with trespassing into a place that he had been brought to by force after participating in the Bersih 3 rally in 2012...

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