Saturday, July 23, 2011

Deportation of French lawyer William Bourdon

william bourdon

William Bourdon (pictured) explained about progress of French investigation into the Scorpene submarine purchase scandal in Penang. Then, he was detained for more than four hours at Kuala Lumpur International Airport when his flight touched down.

He was asked to sign deportation papers in Malay. Most probably he don't understand Malay. Taking action against a person but denying information to him/her due to language barrier is a violation of human right. It's funny to hear that they're doing this on a human rights lawyer, furthermore Malaysia is sitting on the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

The authorities refused to acknowledge that William is acting as a lawyer for Suaram; his detention hinder him from performing his job as a lawyer. This is an outright disrespect of the legal profession.

Something juicy must be inside the Scorpene submarine purchase deal. So, just sit back and follow the news :)

Related links:
French lawyer to be deported tonight - Malaysia Today
Scorpene scandal: Truth to surface soon - Free Malaysia Today
French Scorpene lawyer detained at KLIA - The Malaysian Insider via Malaysia Today
Scorpene lawyer deported, RM 16b in defence deal quizzed - The Malaysian Insider via Malaysia Today
Scorpene lawyer deported for visa violation - Free Malaysia Today
Bourdon's detention 'puts Malaysia back in limelight' - Malaysia Today
‘Bourdon deported because he knew too much’ - Free Malaysia Today

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