Prosecution Drops Two LTTE Charges Against DAP Rep Gunasekaran

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The Sessions Court today allowed the prosecution’s application to dismiss two charges of possessing materials linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against Seremban Jaya assemblyman P Gunasekaran.

Judge Madihah Harullah allowed the application, which was submitted by deputy public prosecutor Aslinda Ahad.

According to the charges, the DAP rep was in possession of LTTE-related items at his office and house in Seremban on October 10 at 9.58am and 11.50am, respectively.

Gunasekaran, who was charged on two occasions last month in authorities’ crackdown on alleged supporters of the now-defunct terrorist group, was not present in court.


He is being held at Sg Buloh Prison.

He was represented by four lawyers led by RSN Rayer, who is also Jelutong MP.

On October 29, Gunasekaran was charged at the Malacca Sessions Court with supporting LTTE and was slapped with another charge at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on October 31.

Rayer told reporters that the defence thanks the prosecution.

“We were informed this morning, after the charges were filed, that the prosecution decided to withdraw the two charges. No reason was given.

“We hope that the prosecution will consider withdrawing LTTE-related charges against the others detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).”

Present was Human Resources Minister and DAP vice-chairman M Kula Segaran.

A total of 12 people are being detained under Sosma on suspicion of backing LTTE.