Malaysiakini CEO claims trial to posting video on press conference about AG

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Malaysiakini CEO Premesh Chandran (pic) pleaded not guilty to the two charges under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia (CMA) Act 1998. Pic from DNA.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — CEO of the Malaysiakini news portal Premesh Chandran was today charged with airing a video clip of a 2016 news conference about Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali deemed to be offensive.

Premesh pleaded not guilty to the two charges under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia (CMA) Act 1998 at the cyber court here.

He was also slapped with an additional two charges under Section 244(1) of the CMA in his capacity as director of the news portal’s video arm, KiniTV Sdn Bhd; similar to Malaysiakini chief editor-in-chief Steven Gan in November last year.

The video under the title “Khairuddin: Apandi Ali is not fit to be AG and he should quit immediately” was of a press conference held last July 27 by politician Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan was posted on the English and Bahasa Malaysia websites of KiniTV at different times. Read more

Is the PM a public officer? — Gurdial Singh Nijar

Source: The Sun Daily

BY GURDIAL SINGH NIJAR
(Deputy President, HAKAM)

MANY were stupefied when a court handed out a ruling recently that a prime minister of the country is not a public officer. Is he a private officer then? This cannot be. What is he then?

This conundrum was posed in a case brought by the former prime minister (PM) and two others against the present PM: for acts committed in relation to a state investment fund which resulted in a loss to the tune of billions of ringgit. The action sought to make the PM accountable for these losses.

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Balamurugan’s wife says she heard him screaming in pain

Source: FMT News

Natthanan Yoochomsuk tells public hearing into detainee’s death that police refused to let her meet her husband or reveal the reason for his arrest. Pic from FMT News.

PUTRAJAYA: The first day of the public hearing into the death of police detainee S Balamurugan turned into an emotional roller-coaster as his wife shared the last two days with her husband.

Natthanan Yoochomsuk, 38, said after Balamurugan’s detention on Feb 6 this year, she went to the Klang police station where she heard her husband screaming in pain while in the police lock-up. Read more