• Year: 2018
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Language: Malay
  • Subtitle: English & Malay

Film Director(s)

S-ploited (Malaysia)

Film Synopsis:

Agilandewari Mainthan was just 3 years old when she was last held by her father. Her father, Mainthan has spent the last 14 years on death row after being convicted of murder. A murder, her father claims that he did not commit. A total of 19 judges have heard the case, but Mainthan remains behind bars. With multiple discrepancies in the case and with newly surfaced evidence, Manthan’s lawyers filed for court reviews, but none were granted.

This film follows Agilandewari, her mother and siblings as they wait for him to come home, while Mainthan waits to meet his fate.

Law Reforms under the new Government: Where are we now?

Alongside the more commonly known laws such as SOSMA and the Sedition Act, the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA), which allows for detention without trial, and provisions under the Penal Code which provide for the Death Penalty have no place in a country which portrays itself as a rights-conscious democracy. The PH manifesto promised to repeal/review a number of arbitrary laws, which was warmly welcomed by many Malaysians, but progress appears to be slow. Our panelists will discuss some of the challenges they face in their work advocating for law reform and to what extent public opinion and pressure can help bring about change.

Film Screening

Date: 6 October 2018
Time: 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Session: 31

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