Today is the forth day of my internship. I enjoy my working style which is flexible.
Guess what? This is my first time here -- Coroner's Court. I came here with a senior reporter to listen and follow up a death case that linked to Teoh Beng Hock (赵明福).
Only people who are related to the case and reporters are allowed to be seated and listen in the court. I saw Teoh Beng Hock's parents were there too. My senior took out her laptop while I just took out a note book and pen. She asked me to copy down what I think is important. *blurred*
The first submission was the application does not disclose a prima facie case. The charge framed by the applicant is unsupported by the crucial evidence, namely, the report appearing in Malaysiakini. It's crucial and essential for the court to make its determination of a prima facie case and for providing sufficient particulars for the respondent to meet the charge and prepare defence.
"It's not matter about how the content (Malaysiakini) to be played but the manner is important. Let the minister come to the court and deny!" Karpal Singh said.
When it come to an end, I looked back on what have I been writing. One word, MESSY! I couldn't be able to copy down all the sentences because the time is limited and the lawyers talked so fast like 'eat' words. But, it's a very good experience for me. AWESOME!
The next hearing will be on 21sth of May.
The Rule Board
Inside the Court
(This photo was taken before the people come in)