Seremban Jaya assemblyperson acquitted from LTTE-related charges


Modified 24 Feb 2020, 8:13 am

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today acquitted and discharged Seremban Jaya assemblyperson P Gunasekaran on two charges of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group.

Judges Muhammad Jamil Hussin and Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali made the ruling after deputy public prosecutor Suffian Jaafar informed the court that the prosecution had received instruction from the Attorney General's Chambers to discontinue proceedings against the accused.

Lawyer Ramkarpal Singh, who is representing Gunasekaran (photo), asked the court to acquit and discharge his client on the grounds the prosecution had no intention of pursuing the case.

Gunasekaran, 61, was charged with giving support to the LTTE terrorist group by using a Facebook account “DAP Guna Palainisamy” at the Investigating Officers’ office of the Bukit Aman Special Branch (Counter-Terrorism) in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 7, 2019.

He was also charged with giving support to the LTTE terrorist group at an event at Dewan Kasturi Ayer Keroh, Malacca, on Nov 28, 2018.

The charge, framed under Section 130J (1)(a) of the Penal Code, provides for a life jail term or a maximum of 30 years or fine, and forfeiture of any assets used or intended to be used in committing the offence, upon conviction.

- Bernama

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