Fr. Paulino’s Trial Resumes

The trial of Fr. Paulino Miranda and 20 others charged for participating in an illegal assembly and for failing to adhere to an order to disperse issued by the police resumed today.

Deputy OCPD of Petaling Jaya Abdul Razak Bin Alias took the stand for the prosecution.

The trial before the Sessions Court, Petaling Jaya will continue tomorrow, July 5 at 9.30a.m.

Fr Paulino is charged under the Police Act. The alleged offence is said to have been committed on 9.11.2008 at Laman MBPJ (Civic Center) between 9.50pm and 10.10pm. He is charged together with 20 others that include several Opposition Members of Parliament and State Assemblymen of the current Selangor State Government.

If found guilty, Fr Paulino can be fined between RM2,000.00 and RM10,000.00 or imprisoned for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.

The Prosecution is led by Cik Noorin Badaruddin. Fr Paulino is represented by Francis Pereira (of the Catholic Lawyers Society) and assisted by R Shanmugam and T. Sharmini. Mr Gobind Singh Deo represents the MP and State Assemblymen while 7 lawyers represents the remaining accused.

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