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Former high commissioner Khairuzzaman arrested in Malaysia

Update : 10 Feb 2022, 13:45

Mohamed Khairuzzaman, former Bangladesh high commissioner to Malaysia, has been arrested by Malaysian immigration police on Wednesday for primary interrogation.

Khairuzzaman had served as high commissioner in Malaysia from August 2007 to January 2009, was picked up from his residence in Ampang area in Kuala Lumpur.

Khairuzzaman is a retired army major was accused in the 1975 Jail Killing case and had been posted to Egypt in 1975. 

He had been serving as acting ambassador in the Philippines was recalled by the past AL government after he was named in the charge sheet of the Jail-Killing Case. He was arrested and forced to retire on Sept. 24, 1996.

Soon after the last BNP-led alliance government assumed power, Khairuzzaman was released on bail.
Khairuzzaman was acquitted in the Jail Killing Case by a trial court in 2004.

He was appointed as a diplomat to Myanmar in 2005 and two years later he was made the ambassador to Malaysia. Later Khairuzzaman was appointed high commissioner to Malaysia in 2007 during the caretaker government. He obtained the UN Refugee Card in Kuala Lumpur and continued to stay there.

After the arrest, his lawyer served a legal notice to the Malaysian authorities demanding his immediate release.

The lawyer said Khairuzzaman was detained without any valid reason and if he was not released in 24 hours, the lawyer would file a habeas corpus in the court. Habeas corpus is used to bring a prisoner or detainee before the court to determine if the person's imprisonment or detention is lawful.


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