Saturday, April 30, 2016

Urge the IGP to set up a special task force to track down the ex hubby of IndiraGandhi

Press Statement by M. Kula Segaran MP for Ipoh Barat and DAP National Vice Chairman in Ipoh on 30th April 2016


Urge the IGP to set up a special task force to track down the ex hubby of IndiraGandhi

Yesterday’s Federal Court’s decision brought much long overdue good news to IndiraGandhi and many others who are in her similar predicament.

I got numerous calls from all and sundry both locally and internationally congratulating the decision. People want immediate action and for a closure of this matter. Will this happen or the Inspector General of Police ( IGP) will keep on dragging his feet??

In view of the Federal Court’s directions against the IGP , I urge the IGP to form a Special Task force to oversee the arrest of Indira Gandhi’s ex husband Pathamanathan a/l Krishnan now known as Muhammad Riduan bin Abdullah .The Task force should updateIndira on the progress of the police efforts and progress in locating Pathamanathan a/l Krishnan

During the marriage, Pathamanathan a/l Krishnan used to frequent Thailand and stayedthere for many days. He used to have a lot of friends and connections there according toIndira Gandhi. Thus there is real fear and possibility the child could be abducted to Thailand or other places. In the circumstance, it would be wise for the police to take note of this and ask the immigration to monitor the border exits strictly.

Further, the last known place the said Pathamanathan a/l Krishnan was around was KotaBaru. He had been using the same phone number since 2009 and it would easy for the police to trace his whereabouts.

Indira first obtained an interim custody order and an order ordering the police to assist her. When we served the first order on the police in April 2009, the Police in Ipoh should have immediately acted on it. A good 8+ years of separation of mother and daughter could have been avoided. Due to the inaction of the police, Indira and many others have suffered in silence for many years. Police should act on court orders without questioning it. No body is above the law and that includes the police.

The police should also come with proper reasons/explanations as to why the police did not carry out the 2009 High Court order which was set aside in May 2009. Police had a valid order for a good 14 days and why there was inaction during this time. The sooner the explanation is provided the better before public lose confidence in the police handling the issue.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

malaysiakini new : Apex court to decide if IGP must reunite mum with daughter after 8yrs Hafiz Yatim

M Indira Gandhi's daughter was 11-months-old when her ex-husband, who converted to Islam, took the child. The teacher has not seen her for eight years.
Eight months have also passed since she turned to the courts to compel inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar to look for her daughter as she and her ex-husband K Pathmanathan, who now uses the name Mohd Ridhwan Abdullah were embroiled in a custody battle over their three children.
Tomorrow, the Federal Court will deliver its verdict on whether the top cop has to abide by the order of the High Court.
On Sept 12, 2014, the Ipoh High Court issued a mandamus order compelling Khalid to find and arrest Ridhwan and return their youngest daughter to Indira.
Three months later, the Court of Appeal in a majority 2-1 decisionoverturned the High Court order as Justices Abdul Aziz Abd Rahman and Ahmadi Asnawi allowed the police chief's appeal while Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat dissented.
Following this, Indira, who is represented by Aston Paiva and DAP lawmaker M Kulasegaran, took her case to the Federal Court.
Paiva had argued that Ridhwan only possesses a custody order from the Syariah Court, and not from the civil courts.
Furthermore, he said Ridhwan had failed to appear in court for the past six or seven years.
However, senior federal counsel Suzana Atan told the apex court that the matter is a private dispute and should not involve the police and government.
The judiciary's number two, Court of Appeal president Justice Md Raus Sharif, is leading the five-member bench.
The verdict, however, might only be delivered by four judges since Justice Abdull Hamid Embong retired from the Federal Court early this year.
Meanwhile, Indira is also challenging the unilateral conversion of her three children by her former husband and the matter is fixed for leave to appeal on May 19.
Eight questions of law have been posed for this purpose and although the questions are not known, they are expected to be on the issues of:
- Malaysia's position in international convention like the United Nations convention on the rights of a child, of which Malaysia is a signatory
- Jurisdiction between the civil and syariah courts and
- Whether children born out of a marriage from civil law must comply with the Administration of the Religion of Islam enactment of the respective states.