KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Bernama) -- The inquest on Baharudin Ahmad's death during the July 9, 2011 illegal assembly faced a hitch at the Coroner's Court here today when his widow filed for a stay of the hearing, pending a High Court decision on her application to obtain copies of the hearing's transcripts.
Ahmad Jufliz Faiza,45, of Messrs Patrick Dass & Co filed the application at the High Court criminal registry, on behalf of Rosni Malan, 56.
The application named the Coroner and Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) as the first and second respondents, respectively.
In addition , Ahmad Jufliz also sought to negate the necessity for his potential witnesses to provide any statements under Section 122 of the Criminal Procedure Code to the police or DPP.
He further sought the Coroner's Court to order those who had testified from the hospital, authorities and related government bodies to handover the relevant documents or other information in their custody to the appellant, or her lawyer upon request.
In his supporting affidavit, Ahmad Jufliz claimed that during the hearing on March 26, the first respondent had declined his request for the testimony transcripts of the second respondent's witnesses.
According to him, the transcripts were important to verify the accuracy and consistency of the testimonies.
Ahmad Jufliz added that he was informed the Magistrates Court had all the related transcripts on the earlier testimonies and argued that it was unfair for only the first and second respondents to have access to the transcripts.
Coroner Zulkpli Abdullah postponed the hearing and set next Tuesday for the inquest mention.