Monday, February 16, 2015

Shameless judicial runaround in Malaysia

Remember the case of the indelible indelible ink? It's a court-martial involving a Royal Malaysian Air Force pilot, Major Zaidi Ahmad, who was convicted after unsuccessfully challenging the president of the court on grounds of bias for having posted a disparaging remark on Facebook. Well, now that the court-martial is over, the civilian Kuala Lumpur High Court, to which Major Zaidi had turned for relief, has held that the issue raised by his complaint was academic and that he therefore must begin collateral attack proceedings all over again. The court also awarded costs of 2000 ringgit (~$558) against Major Zaidi.

According to this report in The Sun Daily, a new petition will be submitted.

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