The two men who were charged for sabotaging the Malaysian banking and financial system posed for the lenses, in their jail ware.
They were charged on 12 October 2015, after both were detained under Special Ordinance (Security Measures) Act 2012, to faciliate investigations after the two made police reports in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Now, they are challenging the Attorney General:
The Star story:
Published: Monday October 19, 2015 MYT 8:12:00 PM
Updated: Monday October 19, 2015 MYT 8:17:10 PM
Khairuddin, Chang to initiate contempt proceedings against A-G
BY M. MAGESWARI
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang are set to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the Attorney-General for allegedly making a press statement explaining the charge against them.
The duo’s lead counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said his clients had filed an application on Oct 13 to seek clarification on whether their charge under Section 124L of the Penal Code fell within the ambit of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
Khairuddin and Chang were charged at a magistrate’s court on Oct 12 for allegedly attempting to sabotage the country’s banking and financial systems.
They claim that Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had conducted a press conference at 2.30pm on Oct 13, explaining the charge while the case was still pending.
“It is the complaint of the applicants that the contents (of the A-G’s press statement) were subjudice and amount to contempt of court,” Haniff Khatri said.
He added that Mohamed Apandi had commented on the case “in such a way that there was a real and substantial danger of prejudice to the determination of the application”.
Mohamed Apandi had stressed at a press conference last week that Khairuddin and Chang were not charged under Sosma but Section 124L of the Penal Code.
He further noted that Sosma covered all security offences and was not limited to terrorism and terrorists.
AG Tan Sri Apandi’s Ali explanation of the arrest under SOSMA (2012).
The duo also incessantly lied about Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak would be arrested by US Federal Bureau of Investigation whenever abroad especially in the UK, US and Hong Kong. It was part in their sordid attempt to demonise the Malaysian leader, in the eyes of Malaysian public and for the benefit of global media.
By conduct and intention, is clear that the duo is deemed “Where as action has been taken and further action is threatened by a substantial body both inside and outside Malaysia”.
The intent is rile up Malaysians to demonise and rise against and topple the administration of Prime Minister Najib. They abused their right as citizens to make the allegations by making the Police reports.
Their complaint is very consistent with the manipulated and fabricated stories which appeared in Sarawak Report.
Both were also in constant contact with Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown and also believed to be two of the ten implicated with former Petro Saudi Executive Xavier Justo, when the later was arrested by Thai Police. Justo is now serving three years jail term of extortion.
It is believed that the duo worked with Rewcastle-Brown to demonise Prime Minister Najib by raising a series of continuous controversies, which include manipulating stories and incessantly lied about 1MDB.