COUN­CIL TO AP­PEAL AGAINST AC­QUIT­TAL

Wait­ing for writ­ten judg­ment from mag­is­trate’s court on lawyer’s case

New Straits Times - - News -

BALVIN KAUR

GE­ORGE TOWN balvinkaur@nst.com.my

THE Pe­nang Is­land City Coun­cil will be ap­peal­ing against the ac­quit­tal of a lawyer by the mag­is­trate’s court here on Thurs­day of park­ing of­fences.

Its sec­re­tary, Yew Tung Seang, said the coun­cil would not be tak­ing any steps to review its ex­ist­ing park­ing sum­mons pro­ce­dure pend­ing the ap­peal.

“For now, we are wait­ing for the writ­ten judg­ment from the court.

“Once we re­ceive it, we will study it, and file an ap­peal against the de­ci­sion,” he told the New Straits Times yes­ter­day.

It was re­ported that the mag­is­trate’s court ac­quit­ted lawyer V.S. Raveen­tha­ran of park­ing of­fences.

Mag­is­trate Mo­hamad Amin Shahul Hamid said the pros­e­cu­tion had failed to prove a prima fa­cie case, and that there were sev­eral tech­ni­cal is­sues with re­gard to the case.

He had also said the pros­e­cu­tion had failed to present to the court a sam­ple of sig­na­ture, one of the first and most im­por­tant ex­hibits.

Raveen­tha­ran, who is the for­mer Batu Uban as­sem­bly­man, had been ac­cused of il­le­gally park­ing his car on March 11, 2014 at 10.30am in Jalan Tun Syed Shah Barak­bah, an of­fence un­der Ar­ti­cle 5(1) of the Road Trans­port Or­der (mo­torised ve­hi­cle park­ing) MPPP 2014.

Asked whether the coun­cil would be re­view­ing its park­ing sum­mons pro­ce­dure, Yew said they would not.

“Ev­ery­thing about the park­ing sum­mons pro­ce­dure goes on as usual...there will be no changes.

“Since this is a court case, let it take its course,” he said, while re­fus­ing to com­ment fur­ther.

Yew Tung Seang

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