A mother is suing the federal government to compel them to institute proceedings against Singapore at the International Court of Justice over the island republic's decision to hang her son, S Prabagaran, on drug trafficking charges.
V Eswary, in her application for judicial review, also sought a declaration that the Malaysian government was legally obliged to protect Prabagaran's right to a fair trial as well as the right to life and liberty as stipulated in the Federal Constitution.
The suit was filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court this morning. Eswary was represented by N Surendran, Latheefa Koya and Melissa Sasidaran.
Surendran said this form of judicial review was a first. He added that Malaysia has an obligation towards the treatment of its citizens abroad.
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