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THE Singapore Police Force (SPF) today confirmed that the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) had issued an order to investigate Malaysian lawyer Zaid Abd Malek, for alleged contempt of court.
SPF said this in its reply to Bernama’s query on a statement posted on Zaid’s Facebook on July 7, 2022 on his “detention at Singapore Airport by Immigration Authorities and interrogation by Singapore Police from July 4 to July 6, 2022.”
The order was issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the publication of an article on February 14, 2020, concerning the dismissal of lawsuits filed by two convicted Malaysian drug traffickers, A. Gobi and K. Datchinamurthy, over the alleged execution methods practised by prison authorities.
The said article referred to statements made by Zaid in his capacity as the director of the non-governmental organisation, Lawyers for Liberty (LFL).
Zaid’s statements, SPF said, had suggested that the Singapore Courts had been unfair and ignored due process by rushing the hearing and that the Singapore Courts were “bent on dismissing the suits and proceeding to execution”.,
“These statements were published online and accessed by members of the public in Singapore,” it said, adding that Zaid was overseas when the order was issued in 2020, and has not been to Singapore until his arrival on Monday (July 4, 2022).
Zaid stated he had arrived at Seletar Airport on that day at 12.15pm to assist and provide legal advice to the family of Malaysian death row prisoner Kalwant Singh, who was executed on Thursday.
However, he was not given the usual immigration clearance and instead made to wait for up to four hours until two officers arrived at the airport and served a notice ordering him to attend a Police interview pertaining to the investigations under the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act 2016 (AOJPA).
SPF said Zaid informed them that he was available for the interview on July 6, 2022 and officers then scheduled the interview with him at the Police Cantonment Complex accordingly.