AGC drops charges against Siti Kasim


SHAH ALAM: The Attorney Gene­ral’s Chambers (AGC) has decided to revoke charges against activist lawyer Siti Kasim for allegedly showing her middle finger at a forum a few years ago, said the police.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the investigation papers on the incident had been sent back to the AGC on Sunday.

“After reviewing the facts of the case, the AGC has decided the order to prosecute, which was made on April 18 last year, be revoked,” he said yesterday.

Siti reportedly questioned moves to charge her under Section 509 of the Penal Code when others had been let off for similar offences.

During the forum in Shah Alam in 2016 on PAS’ plan to introduce heavier penalties for Muslim offen­ders, Siti was reportedly heckled by participants and she allegedly showed them her finger. A police report was then lodged against her.

According to Siti, a police inspector called her about instructions to charge her pertaining to a gesture intended to insult the modesty of a person. She claimed she knew the officer in charge of criminal investigations Selangor had been trying to put her behind bars.

Siti said the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission investigated what happened to her and Anis Nur Izzaty Ruzlan, and she asked what was the result of the probe.

Anis Nur was Siti’s client who sought refuge at the lawyer’s home from an allegedly abusive mother last June.