Malaysian Government yet to decide about charging HINDRAF leadersDecember 3rd, 2007 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.3 (ANI): Leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) are likely to know this week if they are going to be charged with sedition.
Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz, Minister in the Prime Ministers Department, was quoted by The Star as saying that the police has conducted an investigation into whether the HINDRAF was behind a recent petition accusing the Government of carrying out ethnic cleansing of the Indians here.
Aziz said that if there was evidence that the petition was seditious, the Attorney-General could prosecute them.
We expect to get feedback (from the Attorney-Generals Office) within this week, he said.
Last Sunday, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse an illegal gathering organised by HINDRAF.
Thousands converged at various locations in the city to support Hindrafs plan to submit a petition with 100,000 signatures to the British High Commission.
The petition was to ask Queen Elizabeth II to appoint a Queens Counsel to represent the Indian community in a class-action suit filed against the British government for bringing Indians as indentured labourers to the then Malaya and exploiting them.
Mohamed Nazri urged the public not to support HINDRA, which he heard was planning another rally.
If the gathering takes place, the Government will take the appropriate action, he said. (ANI)
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