LTTE: Prosecutors withdraw fresh charges against DAP rep, old ones remain

Gunasekaran will remain behind bars following the denied of bail for his earlier charges. Source (pic): TTF Files

The Seremban Sessions Court today allowed an application to dismiss two new charges against Seremban Jaya assemblyman P Gunasekaran related to a terror organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

According to a news report, the charges were filed yesterday via an e-filing system over the possession of material linked to the LTTE.

On the 29th of October 2019, the DAP rep was charged at the Malacca Sessions Court on suspicion of being an LTTE sympathizer.

Two days later, he was slapped with an additional charge at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for having links with the terror group.


PETALING JAYA: The Seremban Sessions Court today allowed an application to dismiss two new charges against Seremban Jaya assemblyman P Gunasekaran related to a terror organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

According to a news report, the charges were filed yesterday via an e-filing system over the possession of material linked to the LTTE.




However, Gunasekaran will remain behind bars following the denied of bail for his earlier charges.

On the 29th of October 2019, the DAP rep was charged at the Malacca Sessions Court on suspicion of being an LTTE sympathizer. 

Two days later, he was slapped with an additional charge at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for having links with the terror group.

Gunasekaran was accused along with 11 other men, namely, G. Saminathan (Gadek in Melaka), V. Balamurugan, S. Teeran, A. Kalaimughilan, S. Chandru, S. Arivainthan, S. Thanagaraj, M. Pumugan, Sundram Renggan @ Rengasamy, V. Suresh Kumar and B. Subramaniam.

Overall, the men are accused of committing a range of offences in various locations, with the earliest occurring on March 17, 2014 and the most recent, October 11 this year.

On the 1st of November 2019, Judge Rozina Ayob ruled that there was merit in the application made by the defence under section 13(2) Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (also known as Sosma) to refer constitutional matters concerning bail to the High Court.

She fixed December 23 for the next mention of the case in the Sessions Court to allow time for the bail application by the defence to be heard in the High Court.

Meanwhile, RSN Rayer reportedly thanked the prosecution for the dismissal of the charges when met outside the courtroom today.

“We were informed this morning, after the charges were filed, that the prosecutor had decided to withdraw the two charges. No reason was given,” he said.

“We hope the prosecutor will also reconsider and withdraw the LTTE-related charges against the others detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012,” Rayer added.

Also present was Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran, who is the DAP national vice-chairperson.

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