Friday 22 July 2011

Medical associations call for Jeyakumar's release

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called on the prime minister and home minister to immediately release Dr D Jeyakumar, currently detained for nearly a month under the Emergency Ordinance since his arrest on July 2.

penang psm dinner 181210 jeyakumar devarajThe PSM member and Sungai Siput MP (right) is a life member of the association of 13,000 members from the medical profession.

“During the past few weeks, the MMA has received numerous phone calls, emails and messages from many of our members expressing their concern and distress about Dr Jeyakumar's arrest and continued detention,” said MMA president Dr Mary Suma Cardosa in a statement today.

She adds that the World Medical Association (WMA) has also sent the BN leaders a similar call.

The president-elect of the international association called on the PM to “respect international fair trial standards and immediately release all activists or charge them with a recognisable criminal offence”.On June 25 30 PSM members including Jeyakumar were detained at Sungai Dua toll plaza for allegedly “waging war against the king”.

They were released on July 2, but Jeyakumar and five others were immediately re-arrested under the Emergency Ordinance (EO).

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