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Published: Monday March 12, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday May 25, 2013 MYT 11:06:45 AM

Malaysia may vote against UN resolution on Sri Lanka

MALAYSIA may vote against a United Nations resolution on war crimes committed by Sri Lanka security forces against the Tamil community, Makkal Osai reported.

Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC) coordinator K. Arumugam said he was told by sources that the Malaysian delegation to the 19th Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva had indicated that Malaysia might vote against the resolution.

He said the GCC, which claims to represent 51 Indian-based NGOs, had submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on March 2 urging Malaysia not to support the military campaign against Sri Lanka's Tamil minority in 2009.

Arumugam called on MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel to raise the matter with the Cabinet.

> Tamil Nesan reported that a lorry driver died after he drank poison in court soon after he was found guilty of robbery and assault.

He had earlier told the court that he was innocent of the crimes.

D. Marimuthu, from Mannarkudi in Thiruvarur district, about 300km from Chennai, was charged with assaulting and robbing a businessman of Rs1 lakh (RM6,000) near the Trichy bus terminal in May 2009.

Marimuthu was said to have carried a bottle of poison in his pocket when he was brought for sentencing.

Soon after judge P. Rajasekharan had pronounced his verdict, Marimuthu drank the poison and collapsed.

Policemen, who rushed to stop him, carried him out and took him to hospital. However, he was pronounced dead.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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