Umno: Why drop charges on LTTE suspect?

Umno: Why drop charges on LTTE suspect?

PUCHONG: Umno today questioned the government whether the decision to drop charges against a DAP leader for alleged links to Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was done after the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting yesterday.

In a Facebook post, Umno youth chief Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki also questioned why the government decided to amend the Security Offenses (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) right after its coalition meeting.

“The charges against the two DAP state assemblymen were dropped by the Attorney General at the Sessions Court today without any reasons given.

“Furthermore, the announcement to amend Sosma was also made after Pakatan Harapan’s Presidential council meeting yesterday.

“Is it a mere coincidence?” he asked.

This morning, the charges against Seremban Jaya state assemblyman P Gunasekaran was dropped by the prosecution team, without giving any reasons.

However, Asyraf made an error by saying both Gunasekaran and Gadek assemblyman G Saminathan were released as the latter’s case has not been heard yet.

The repeal or amendment of Sosma was also a promise made by the Pakatan coalition under their manifesto before the 14th General Election.

Hurling brickbats on the government, Asyraf claimed that Pakatan was practising double standards when it comes to observing the rule of law.

“Where is the rule of law championed by the Pakatan government?

“Even the corruption case involving former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng in regards to the purchase of a bungalow in the state was dropped in the middle of the court proceeding.

“The AG should clarify this matter as soon as possible,” he said.

By Irman Hashim

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