Malaysian court to hear bail applications of suspected LTTE supporters

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Monday (Dec 16) will hear the applications for bail filed by two assemblymen and the chief executive officer of a corporation who were charged with supporting  the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group in November last year, Bernama reported yesterday.

Judge Elesabet Paya Wan made the decision to allow the prosecution to file counter-affidavit tomorrow against the three notices submitted by the defence.

The three accused were not present during case management today.

Meanwhile, deputy public prosecutor Hayatul Wirdah Mohd Yunos said she had received three notices for bail and the court fixed hearing on Dec 16 simultaneously with the remention of the cases of the three accused for being involved in LTTE terrorist group.

On Nov 6, the Seremban Sessions Court allowed the application of the prosecution to cancel two charges of possessing items relating to LTTE on Gunsekaran.

On Nov 1, Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court Judge Rozina Ayob decided that there was merit in the defence’s application under Section 13 (2) SOSMA to refer the issue of constitution on bail to the High Court.

The court also allowed the application of Saminathan and 11 men to refer the issue of constitution relating to bail to the High Court.

Apart from the three accused, the others were taxi driver V. Balamurugan, 37; despatch rider S. Teeran, 38; scrap metal businessman A. Kalaimughilan, 28; technician S. Arivainthan, 27; store keeper S.Thanagaraj, 26; security guard M. Pumugan, 29; Telok Panglima Garang secondary school teacher, Sundram Renggan @ Rengasamy, 52; DAP member V. Suresh Kumar, 43; and businessman B. Subramaniam, 57.

All of them were charged at separate Sessions Courts in several states on Oct 29 and 31 on charges relating LTTE terrorist group.