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Court rejects request to transfer Sri Lankan envoy’s assault case

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed the government’s application to transfer a criminal trial involving a Sri Lankan envoy from the Sepang court to Kuala Lumpur on security grounds.

Justice Nordin Hassan said the grounds raised in the application pertained to law and order.

“The applicant and the witness could complain to the trial judge and law enforcement agency if they are unhappy about a crowd outside the Sepang court,” he said.

Nordin said the same crowd could be in Kuala Lumpur if the trial venue were to be shifted.

“This is not a good reason to transfer the case from Sepang,” he said….

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