Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Irene Fernandez on Operation

She is now on operation. 

          Irene Fernandez is co-founder and director of the non-governmental organization Tenaganita in Malaysia. This organization is committed to the rights of migrant workers. Irene Fernandez, which is also the human rights group SUARAM co-founded (Voice of the Malaysian people) and the Asian Forum on Women, Law and Development, is currently Vice-Chair of the Women wing of the opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)
          She’s before ended her 13-years court battle after Kuala Lumpur High Court’s judge,Mohamad Apandi Ali reversed the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court judgment in 2003 where Fernandez was sentenced to one years’ jail for maliciously publishing false news. She was allowed bail pending her appeal to the higher court.The High Court judge made the decision after deputy public prosecutor Shamsul Sulaiman said that the prosecution had decided not to fight the appeal.

         “In the light of the prosecution not opposing the appeal by the appellant, there is no necessity to deliberate on the appeal further,” said Mohamad Apandi, drawing cheers and applause from Fernandez’s family and friends who were gathered at the court as early as 9am.

         “I hereby reverse the findings and sentence, and acquit and discharge the appellant. Conviction and sentence is hereby set aside,” said the judge.


                      Hope the operation went well. Pray for PKR sister Irene: you are an inspiration to all Malaysian who seek truth and justice.

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