Lawyer who questioned monarchy hauled up by cops a second time

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri has been called in again for questioning.

She was initially called in for investigations on July 10 after several police reports were made against her for an article she wrote about the monarchy.

In a public Facebook post on Thursday (July 12), Fadiah said she was now being called in under Section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act – over a vigil held in solidarity for her!

“This investigation is in relation to the solidarity gathering that took place yesterday in front of the Brickfields police station. Malaysia Baru?” she said, referring to the ‘New Malaysia’ catchphrase that has grown in popularity since Pakatan Harapan won federal power after GE14.

Fadiah was first questioned at IPD Brickfields on Wednesday (July 11), under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

In a column titled “Don’t Kiss the Hand that Beats You” on a blog called Malaysia Muda, Fadiah had questioned the institution of the monarchy in the country, describing it as incompatible with democracy.