GEORGE TOWN: The defence in the case of Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik, who is charged in a Sessions Court with violating the Sedition Act 1948, wants more time to study documents received from the prosecution about the case.
Sessions judge Ibrahim Osman agreed to the postponement after the defence said it would be making a representation to the Attorney-General’s office about the charge.
The court fixed the case to be mentioned on Feb 5, pending the outcome of the representation.
Ng denied violating the Sedition Act in a Feb 10 article he wrote in Kwong Wah Yit Poh expressing his views on the sodomy conviction of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The Penang DAP assistant publicity secretary is charged with committing the offence under Section 4(1)(c) of the Act, which carries a maximum RM5,000 fine, three years’ jail, or both upon conviction.
He is alleged to have committed the offence on Feb 10 last year at the Chinese daily office in Lebuh Presgrave.
Ng is charged with having stated in his article titled ‘Reformation Re-emerges’ (translated from Chinese), that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wanted to ingratiate himself with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by sending Anwar to jail again on another sodomy charge.
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