Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Passing of judge again delays Chin Peng case

Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) veteran Chin Peng's homecoming application scheduled to be formally heard at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 30 April is going to be delayed again due - this time - to the passing of the presiding judge, Datuk K.P. Gengadharan Nair on 21 April at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre following a short illness.

According to a Bernama report on 23 April, the late Datuk K.P. Gengadharan Nair, 63, was posted to the Appellate and Special Powers Division of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in January this year. He was appointed as Judicial Commissioner at the Johor Baru High Court in May 2003, and confirmed as a High Court judge in 2005.

Datuk K.P. Gengadharan Nair leaves behind wife Devagey Raru and son Sashikaran, aged 24.

Meanwhile, Clare Street understands that the Sitiawan-born Chin Peng, 82, is still physically and mentally fit enough to read, write, converse intelligently with other people and travel occasionally. He now lives with his wife Lee Khoon Wah and comrades Abdullah C.D., Suriani Abdullah a.k.a Eng Ming Ching @ Ah Ming, Shan Ruhong @ Ah Hai @ Ah Cheng, Abu Samah Mohd Kassim @ Sibar, Siti Norkiah @ Minah and others in Thailand.

Another legendary and well-known communist veteran Rashid Maidin (1917-2006) passed away peacefully at 89 on 1 September (Friday) last year in Thailand where he lived in exile for many years.

1989 Malaysia-CPM Peace Accords in letters

3 Comments:

Blogger Bijoy said...

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8:54 AM  
Blogger Monsterball said...

Delayed again ? No disrespect intended to the family of the late judge, but this is becoming a real joke on the Malaysian judiciary.

There is an unethical but well known lawyer's trick where the plaintiff or perhaps a key witness in a trial is an elderly person. They just look for excuses to postpone or drag on the case until the old man dies or can no longer attend court.
Under some circumstances, the case then collapses, or there is no one else with locus standi to pursue the case. The old man's children may take up the case, then they challenge the children's legal standing with regard to the trial. On and on until the other party gives up or can no longer afford the cost of the trial.

11:24 PM  
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