Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik claims trial to sedition charge


  • Nation
  • Friday, 06 Nov 2015

GEORGE TOWN: Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik has been charged with sedition at a Sessions Court for an article he wrote titled Reformasi bermula lagi (Reformation re-emerges) in a Chinese daily early this year.

The outspoken DAP lawmaker claimed trial to the charge under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 for the article published on Feb 10 this year.

If found guilty, he faces a maximum fine of RM5,000, three years' jail or both.

Bail was set at RM3,000 by judge Ibrahim Osman.

Ng was represented by lawyer Ramkarpal Singh Deo while the prosecution was lead by Datuk Razali Che Ani.

Present to show support was Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, other state assemblymen and members of parliament.

The case has been set for mention on Jan 8.

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