Edmund Bon investigated for sedition


  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Sep 2014

PETALING JAYA: Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon is reportedly being investigated under the Sedition Act over an article published on an online news portal.

When contacted, Bon confirmed that he is being investigated over an article on Islam and the royal institution.

In a series of tweets, Bon announced that he was informed of the investigation via his law firm, Bon Advocates, on Friday.

“Bon Advocates just got a call from ASP Zaidi Rahman, Penang that I am being investigated for sedition re this (the article),” he tweeted.

He added that he will cooperate with police and will be meeting them when he returns to Malaysia for a statement to be taken.

It is understood that Bon is currently in Bangkok, attending the International Internet Law and Practice Workshop.

Bon also tweeted that lawyer Amer Hamzah will be representing him.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Turkiye earthquake: Govt seeks to evacuate 13 stranded Malaysians
Ebit Lew case: Cops seized Firdaus Wong’s phone, court told
Yayasan Sabah has successfully carried out 95% of 17 SMJ initiatives, says Hajiji
Unity govt forms three committees including on state polls to ensure consensus, says Anwar
Prosecution withdraws appeal to forfeit monies allegedly linked to 1MDB funds from nine entities
MMEA foils attempt to smuggle in illegals off Tawau
Deputy Pahang Speaker issued summons for viral traffic offence
Army commando feared drowned in Pulau Undan during diving training
Opportunities abound between Sabah and Japan to collaborate, says Liew
Hassan Marican to head special advisory body to assist Anwar on finance

Others Also Read