Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hishamoo no understand Bahasa

Court document shows authorities barred from repatriating Saudi blogger

February 13, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Despite today’s denial by the authorities, a High Court document here shows that lawyers for Saudi Arabian blogger Hamza Kashgari had yesterday obtained an order blocking his repatriation, at least until tomorrow.
In a copy of the order, obtained by The Malaysian Insider via email this afternoon, the court ordered that “any act of deportation against the applicant is suspended until Tuesday 14.2.2012 or until the completion of the final hearing of a habeas corpus application, of which the hearing date will be determined on 14.2.2012 at 9.30am”.
In the order of application, Kashgari, 23, (picture) had named the Inspector-General of Police, Immigration Department director-general, home minister and the government of Malaysia as respondents.
Former Bar Council president Ragunath Kesavan acted for the blogger in the matter.
Despite this, however, Kashgari was repatriated to Riyadh yesterday and was taken into custody immediately upon his arrival last night.
Speaking to reporters today, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein denied the existence of such an order and suggested that the claim was made up.
“In the Internet there was a court order... there was no injunction. No court order was given to prevent us from returning him to Saudi.
“If there was a court order, we would abide by it, but there wasn’t, so don’t make up stories,” he told reporters here.

A copy of the interim order (ex-parte) granted by High Court judge, Datuk Rohana Yusuf, on February 12, 2012 to bar Malaysian authorities from repatriating Hamza Kashgari pending a habeas corpus hearing.
Hishammuddin said he stood by the decision to repatriate Kashgari despite widespread criticism from international rights groups.
“I will not compromise. Do not look at Malaysia as a safe transit... do not think you can come in and out of Malaysia,” he said, adding that Malaysia was often seen as a safe haven for terrorists and individuals wanted by foreign authorities.
“He is a foreign national, he is wanted by his own country of origin,” said the home minister.
According to Saudi Arabia’s English daily Arab News, Kashgari will face charges of blasphemy for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammad on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Blasphemy is a crime punishable by execution under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islamic syariah law. It is not a capital crime in Malaysia.
Following the outrage his comments had sparked, Kashgari fled his country, but was arrested by police in majority-Muslim Malaysia on Thursday as he transited through Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Malaysian police have said that any charges brought against Kashgari by Saudi Arabia are “an internal Saudi matter.”
Malaysia has a close affinity with many Middle Eastern nations through their shared religion. But it is also a US ally and a leading global voice for moderate Islam, meaning that the decision to extradite Kashgari is certain to be controversial.
Clearly Hishamoo does not understand Bahasa and the law.  If a Minister can ignore a court order then what is the use of having courts, judges, lawyers and laws? 
This is the after effect of Mahathir Kutty's MALAYSIA BOLEH.
Shame, shame.

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