Jan 28 date fixed for Eric Paulsen sedition charge

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015

KUALA LUMPUR : A Sessions Court here has fixed Jan 28 for re-mention of a case involving lawyer Eric Paulsen who was challenging on the constitutional issue under the Sedition Act 1948, pending outcome of an appeal by Padang Serai MP N. Surendran in the High Court.

Judge Amernudin Ahmad set the date after Paulsen's counsel Latheefa Koya informed the court on this matter when the case was brought before the judge on Wednesday.

Earlier, Latheefa also applied for another two cases involving Surendran and cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, better known as Zunar who were also challenging the constitutional issue and were charged before the same judge, to be postponed to the same date.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Idham Abdul Ghani then applied for Surendran and Zunar's cases be jointly heard as it involved the same issue.

Latheefa raised no objection.

Judge Amernudin later said that he would fix Jan 28 as the next mention date for parties to inform the court on the outcome of Surendran's hearing on the "intention" issue which was irrelevant for one to be charged under the Sedition Act 1948 the same day.

As for Surendran and Zunar's cases, the judge said he would fix the same date (Jan 28) when the cases were mentioned before him on Friday (Dec 4) and next Tuesday (Dec 8).

On Feb 5, this year, Paulsen who is also Lawyers for Liberty executive director, has claimed trial to publishing a tweet in which he allegedly accused the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) of promoting extremism.

He was allegedly published the words on his Twitter account at twitter.com/ericpaulsen101 stating that, "Jakim is promoting extremism every Friday. Government needs to address that if serious about extremism in Malaysia".

The offence was allegedly committed at the D5 criminal investigation unit, Bukit Aman here at about 8pm on Jan 10, this year.

He was charged under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.
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