Court dismisses Azmi’s challenge, rules Sedition Act valid


PUTRAJAYA: Law lecturer Azmi Sharom (pic) has failed in his bid to have the Sedition Act 1948 declared unconstitutional.

The Federal Court panel lead by Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria dismissed Azmi’s application, ruling that the definition of Parliament in Article 10 of the Constitution – which only allows Parliament to enact laws that restrict freedom of expression – should not be read restrictively.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Babagon villagers to get RM16.8mil concrete bridge in two years
Four to be charged with burglary of influencer Kieda Crepe's house
Importance of eggs in M'sian diet main reason for price cut, says Anwar
No more plastic bags for KK shoppers by August
KLIA Aerotrain to be completed by Jan 31, 2025, says MAHB
Ehailing driver charged with outraging modesty of woman
New Sabah party PIS aims for inclusivity, and curbing 'recycled politicians'
Longboat mishap victim found drowned
Govt to study implications of proposal to place MACC under Parliament, says PM Anwar
Former company manager charged with CBT involving over RM600,000

Others Also Read