Suhakam cancels Batu Buruk inquiry

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  • Friday, 14 Dec 2007

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) cancelled yesterday a public inquiry on the allegation of live bullets being used at the Sept 8 illegal assembly in Batu Buruk. 

The three-member inquiry panel chairman Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the inquiry was cancelled because two people who participated in the opposition-led assembly have been charged in the Sessions Court. 

Muhammad Shafee said evidence adduced in court later would also be on the firing of gunshots and use of live bullets. 

More than 20 witnesses, including policemen and the public, were to have testified in the inquiry fixed for four days beginning yesterday. 

Muhammad Shafee, however, said Suhakam would send a lawyer representative to hold a watching brief during the court hearing on Dec 30 and 31. 

On Dec 9, Muhammad Azman Aziz, 21, and Suwandi Abdul Ghani , 38, claimed trial to the charge of attempting to cause hurt to L/Kpl Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Omar and to an alternative charge of deliberately causing injuries to the policeman. – Bernama  

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