Court sets tomorrow to hear objection over legal challenge against Sosma

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 2 Dec 2019, 2:50 pm

The Kuala Lumpur High Court set tomorrow to hear the prosecution’s preliminary objection to a Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE)-linked businessperson’s legal challenge against the validity of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan fixed the hearing date to hear the prosecution’s objection that the legal challenge ought to be dismissed, as the issue had allegedly been decided during applicant B Subramaniam’s earlier habeas corpus application at the Shah Alam High Court.

Today was initially set for hearing of Subramaniam’s Notice of Motion to challenge the validity of Section 4 (5) of Sosma, from which the applicant seeks to quash his related terrorism related charge under Section 130J(a) of the Penal Code.

However, upon DPP Rohaiza Abd Rahman raising the preliminary objection, Zaini adjourned the matter to tomorrow to allow both the prosecution and Subramaniam’s lawyer S Selvam to prepare and file affidavits for submission tomorrow....

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