Pregnant wife challenges husband’s detention under Poca

Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a salesman is challenging the 21-day remand order against him under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).

A. Magaswarie, who is six months’ pregnant, filed the notice of appeal on behalf of R. Vishnu Moorthy, 38, who was detained on March 29 over a foreign exchange investment scheme, in which some 20,000 investors were said to have been cheated.

In the certificate of urgency, Magaswarie’s counsel P. Uthayakumar said Vishnu Moorthy was wrongly detained without trial under Poca.

Vishnu Moorthy, now detained at the Jalan Tun Razak police station, said he is not satisfied with the magistrate’s order on March 29 and asked for the court to dispose the case as soon as possible. Read more