Undang-undang apa yang diguna untuk sekat ke luar negara, tanya peguam

Sumber: Malaysiakini

Pic taken from The Star Online

Pic taken from The Star Online

Undang-undang khusus yang mana satu yang digunakan oleh kerajaan untuk menghalang rakyat daripada meninggalkan negara ini?

Ini adalah persoalan asas yang masih belum dijawab, kata peguam Syahredzan Johan.

Beliau mengulas kenyataan Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Nur Jazlan Mohamed semalam bahawa halangan perjalanan tidak akan dikenakan ke atas pengkritik kerajaan, tetapi hanya terhadap mereka yang didakwa melanggar Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Dalam satu catatan di Facebook hari ini, Syahredzan ‘penjelasan’ itu masih tidak menjawab persoalan asas – di bawah undang-undang mana yang mereka menghalang rakyat ke luar negara?

Seperti yang dinyatakan oleh ramai pihak, termasuk Presiden Majlis Peguam Steven Thiru, hak untuk ke luar negara adalah hak perlembagaan yang dijamin di bawah Perkara 5 (1) Perlembagaan Persekutuan, katanya.

Ini, katanya, adalah tafsiran undang-undang oleh mahkamah tertinggi dalam kes Lee Kwan Woh lwn PP. Read more

Kho Jabing hanged

Source: The Malay Mail Online

A passport photo of Malaysian death row inmate in Singapore Kho Jabing. Image via The Star Online.

A passport photo of Malaysian death row inmate in Singapore Kho Jabing. Image via The Star Online.

SINGAPORE, May 20 — A Malaysian murder convict was hanged in Singapore today, police said, hours after the city-state’s highest court rejected a final bid for him to escape the gallows.

“A 32-year-old male Malaysian national, Jabing Kho had his death sentence carried out on 20 May 2016 at Changi Prison Complex,” the Singapore Police Force said in a statement.

Kho, who was sentenced to death in 2010 for the murder of a Chinese construction worker, had been due to hang in Changi Prison at dawn today, but was granted a brief last-minute reprieve after his lawyer filed a challenge.

The Court of Appeal heard the latest plea this morning but said it raised no new arguments about the 2008 robbery gone wrong, clearing the way for the execution.

“This case has been about many things but today, it’s about the abuse of the process of the court,” said Court of Appeal Judge Chao Hick Tin.

Allowing Kho to continue with legal challenges would throw the judicial system “into disrepute,” he added.

Executions in Singapore are normally carried out by hanging at dawn on Fridays. Read more