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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Free RPK: 2nd Habeas

The application for habeas corpus directed at the Minister of Home Affairs was filed this morning. This challenges the validity of the order issued by the Minister on the evening of 22nd September 2008. As indicated earlier, the scope of review has been limited by the ISA which, by way of a provision which lawyers refer to as an 'ouster clause', excludes the jurisdiction of the court to scrutinize the order except on matters of procedure. The team however feels that we nonetheless have a strong case to argue.

No date has been fixed for the hearing as yet. We expect to know only after Hari Raya.

The first habeas corpus application is still pending. The judge has to make a decision whether to strike it out for being academic. As we see it, it is not as the detention order issued by the Minister was based on the recommendations of the police. The order issued by the Minister flowing from the earlier detention by the police, we take the view that the validity of the earlier detention is of relevance to the question of whether RPK is currently being legitimately detained. This is to be argued further on 28th October 2008.



Anonymous said...

go get em !

Eric Vaillier said...

Terima kasih Malik. We keep our fingers crossed. This would be a nice event for Syawal to obtain his release.

Anonymous said...

Standing behind the voice that shouts for freedom of speech and power abuse; ISA should be abolish.
The power that was bestowed to ISA now has been misused by some irresponsible people that acted in the name of protecting the country.

mei1 said...

All the best in getting the habeas corpus & let's hope that justice will prevail.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri by the way!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your tireless efforts to get RPK free.We will always hope and pray that there will be positive news and the injustices against Y.M will end.May GOD bless you in your endevours.SELAMAT RAYA to one and all and keep upholding justice.

Anonymous said...

Dear Malik,
Pls keep on fighting to get RPK out of the dungeon. He does not belong there!
I watched you on a TV debate and needless, I am impressed by your eloquence and intelligence. We badly need more people like you to fight for a just, progressive and peaceful Malaysia.

Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak!

Anonymous said...

It's heartening to note we have lawyers of your stature.

Go challenge them!

CHIA, Chin Yau said...

I have translated a part of RPK's exclusive interview recently by a Chinese magazine.


This is my little contribution to help creating awareness when RPK spoke to the Chinese community. He is consistent, precise, and straight to the point.

There are all in all 8 parts, I did the first part.

Please, help to spread the English and Chinese versions to your friends, let them know how RPK think, what he has done, and what we should do to for him.

Create the awareness, we are still small compare to 27 million population in this country. If anyone can translate to Bahasa Malaysia, you are most welcome.

Create the impact, create the force. We need not go extreme or by force, but getting more to understand his line of thought will help people realising what RPK has done, and doing for all of us, it will reach a point where BN can no longer withstand the snow ball effect.

Do it, for those who wanted to share with their Chinese spoken friends on RPK, there's another blog translating articles from RPK to Chinese.


Do hope for someone who are willing to do a Malay version.

Anonymous said...

happy holidays, Malik. All the best to you in figthing for freedom and justice.

Anonymous said...

Dear Malik,
Indeed a big pressure is on your shoulder, I wish you every bit luck. RPK to me , is a beacon of hope for our future freedom and alternative voice. Counting on you to do your very best.

Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri, to you, and everyone in your family.


Anonymous said...



RPK, Your name is engraved in Malaysian History as The Great Warrior of Truth, Justice and Peace.

Peace be with you, Mahatma, O Great Soul!