RELATIVES DEMAND APOLOGY FROM BRITAIN OVER 1948 MASSACRE

5 Sep 2012, 05:44pm from NTV7 BY Sobana Damodaran

Relatives of 24 Malaysian rubber tappers killed by British troops in 1948 today demanded an apology after a London court said that Britain was responsible for their deaths.

They however expressed anger after the High Court judges on Tuesday upheld a government decision not to hold a public inquiry into the shootings.

Quek Ngee Meng, lawyer for the campaigners who have been battling the Batang Kali case since 1993, said they would appeal against the latest court decision.

Although the ruling appeared to give the families a strong case to sue for damages, Quek said compensation was not the point but a full acknowledgement of the fact.

5 Sep 2012, 08:34pm from Ntv7

峇冬加里惨案听证会司法检讨被驳 死者家属决定上诉

追讨英军在峇冬加里屠杀罪行工委会周三召开记者会,阐述英国伦敦高庭驳回死者家属挑战英国政府不召开听证会的司法检讨申请,理由是英国政府没有义务针对发生在20世纪之前的案件成立听证会。尽管如此,工委会和死者家属经过商讨后决定继续上诉。追讨英军屠杀罪行工委会总协调郭义民:“我问死者家属们我们要上诉吗?死者家属们给我很肯定的答案,我们要上诉。我们有到10月2号下午4点可以上诉,我们律师会员有法律层面,还有另一个层面就是法律研究基金。”

推翻英政府恐怖分子指控  高庭还家属清白

虽然在裁决方面工委会面对暂时性的挫折,但他们强调,在惨案的真相层面,死者家属却取得成功,因为法官阐明24名死者是普通村民而不是恐怖分子,这让死者家属还得清白,此外法官也强调雪州苏丹无须为这起案件负责,因为涉案者是英国军队。

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