Friday July 6, 2012
Suit by Parti Sosialis six to be heard on March 25
KUALA LUMPUR: The hearing of the suit filed by six Parti Sosialis Malaysia members, including Sungai Siput MP Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, for alleged false imprisonment and misfeasance has been set for three days from March 25 next year.
High Court judge Justice V.T. Singham set the dates after the case of the six who were detained under the Emergency Ordinance last year was brought before him yesterday.
The court later fixed Sept 27 for case management.
In their suit filed last March 23, Jeyakumar, M. Sukumaran, A.P. Letchumanan, Choo Chon Kai, M. Saraswathy and R.R. Sarat Babu named 82 defendants, including the Inspector-General of Police and his deputy, the Government, the Home Ministry, the Attorney-General and a deputy public prosecutor. Also named were at least 60 police officers.
In their statement of claim, the six said their detention was unjustified and unlawful and done for political reasons. They also claimed that they were denied their legal rights while in custody.
They are seeking a declaration that their rights under the Federal Constitution had been infringed upon.
They are claiming assessed damages, aggravated and exemplary damages, costs and other damages and relief deemed fit by the court.