Students in case mentioned in Hamid’s affidavit file police reports

Appeals court judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer has cited a case involving students charged with illegal assembly in his damning affidavit. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Two former university students, who were convicted on a charge of illegal assembly have lodged separate reports today over judicial misconduct, based on the now-famous affidavit by a Court of Appeal judge.

Khairul Amal Mahmud, 38, and Rafzan Ramli, 42, lodged the reports at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters at 11am today.

Khairul Amal, a former Universiti Malaya (UM) student, said police must investigate  allegations of misconduct by judges as mentioned in Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit.

“We want the police to investigate if there were wrongdoings in deciding cases, including the case involving us,” he told reporters after lodging the police report.

Khairul Amal said he and Rafzan will also file for a review of their case at the Court of Appeal to challenge the decision of the Magistrate’s Court.

The court had sentenced them to RM3,900 fine, in default three months’ jail, after finding them guilty of taking part in the illegal assembly.

Khairul Amal and Rafzan were among five former university students who were fined RM3,900 or three months jail each by a Magistrate’s Court in Kuala Lumpur on June 18, 2009, after they were found guilty of the offence.

On Feb 14, Hamid filed a 64-page affidavit detailing information about numerous instances of judicial interference, including in the sedition appeal of former Bukit Gelugor MP and DAP chairman, the late Karpal Singh.

Hamid also made references to the case involving the former university students who were convicted of participating in an unlawful assembly.

The government has said it is setting up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to probe into allegations.