KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 2020: The High Court here acquitted and discharged Seremban Jaya assemblyman P. Gunasekaran of two charges of supporting and possessing items related to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE) terrorist group.
Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin and Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali ordered the acquittal after deputy public prosecutor Suffian Jaafar informed the two separate courts that he had instructions from Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to drop the charges.
Gunasekaran, 61, was charged with supporting LTTE via Facebook under the username ‘DAP Guna Palanisamy’ at the office in Bukit Aman Counter-Terrorism Special Division at about 2pm, on Oct 7,2019.
He was also charged with supporting the group in an event at Dewan Kasturi Ayer Keroh, Jalan Utama, Taman Ayer Keroh Heights, Melaka between 8.30pm and 10.50pm on Nov 28,2018.
He was charged under Section 131J (1)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment for life, or for a jail term not exceeding 30 years, or with fine; and shall also be liable to forfeiture of any property used or intended to be used in connection with the offence, upon conviction.