Karpal Singh’s daughter sues Chief Justice

Karpal Singh’s daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo has sued the Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, seeking a declaration that he had failed to protect and defend the integrity of the judiciary with regard to her late father’s sedition case. 

Sangeet had lodged a police report in August last year following revelations from lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla that an unnamed senior judge reportedly meddled in the majority decision to allow Karpal’s appeal and acquit him of a sedition charge.

TTF: Last year, Sangeet filed a police report after a Facebook posting by lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla claiming that a senior judge interfered with the outcome of the late DAP stalwart’s sedition appeal in 2016

In September, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said further action on allegations of the judicial interference will only be taken once the internal investigations by the Chief Justice’s office is completed.

Liew, who is in charge on matters of the law, said this when referring to the judicial meddling claims by senior judges in the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi’s children and the late parliamentarian Karpal Singh’s sedition trial.

Richard was previously reported saying that he had taken note of the allegations and that internal probes were being conducted after media statements on both the cases were issued.


KUALA LUMPUR: Karpal Singh’s daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo has sued the Chief Justice, seeking a declaration that he had failed to protect and defend the integrity of the judiciary with regard to her late father’s sedition case.

The originating summons was filed through law firm Messrs Karpal Singh & Co at the High Court registry on Monday (Jan 14).


In her supporting affidavit, Sangeet said that there have not been any developments with regards to these matters since Nov 28.

Sangeet had lodged a police report in August last year following revelations from lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla that an unnamed senior judge reportedly meddled in the majority decision to allow Karpal’s appeal and acquit him of a sedition charge.

The senior judge allegedly told the judges hearing the appeal to change their decision.

Mohd Haniff made the allegation in a Facebook posting, adding that he would only reveal the source of his information when and if a Royal Commission of Inquiry is called or a tribunal is convened.

Karpal was initially acquitted of sedition, but on appeal by the prosecution at the Court of Appeal, his defence was ordered and he was subsequently found guilty and fined RM4,000 by the High Court.

The conviction was upheld by the appellate court in 2016, but the fine was reduced to RM1,800.

Source: The Star Online


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