Batang Kali group to soldier on

UALA LUMPUR: The Action Committee Con-demning the Batang Kali Massacre will not give up their fight despite a refusal by the British government to hold an inquiry into the 1948 massacre.

Datuk Dominic Puthucheary

Datuk Dominic Puthucheary

Lawyer Datuk Dominic Puthucheary said the committee was determined to fight Britain’s provisional decision to reject any probe into the killings.

“We will pursue without doubt until justice is done. It must be resolved by establishing the truth. It cannot continue with all these uncertainties and anxiety on how and why it happened.

“Until that is cleared, we are determined and we are going to continue the fight,” he told a press conference yesterday.

The lawyers representing the committee met with British government officials in July and Britain replied in a letter this month that it is “minded not to establish a public inquiry and not to take any other investigation in to those events”. Continue reading

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郭義民:拒開大屠殺聽證會‧英典當社會公義

Press Conference on 29/8/2009

Press Conference on 29/8/2009

(吉隆坡)追討英軍屠殺罪行工委會對於英國政府初步拒絕設立調查委員會或聽證會,處理英軍61年前在峇冬加里屠殺24名烏魯音村民慘案感到失望。

工委會義務律師之一郭義民在今日(週六,8月29日)早上的匯報會上說,英政府的這項決定是在典當社會公義。

他指出,這事件已經發生61年,英政府仍然在拖延處理。

“英政府並無合作的誠意,一直以來,所有的合作只是我方單向的配合。”

他也批評英政府拒絕召開聽證會的理由不合情理法。

追究不願承擔犯錯責任

他並說,工委會追討道歉賠償和設立紀念塔,並非要英政府負起犯罪的刑事責任,而是追究英政府不願承擔犯錯的責任。

“英政府的拒絕理由,沒有從人類普世價值觀出發,我方基於分清是非及伸張正義的大前提下,堅持要向英政府討回公道,以維護大馬人的尊嚴。” Continue reading