Sanusi’s sedition trial to go on after bid rejected

SHAH ALAM: Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor (pic) has failed in his bid to strike out two sedition charges framed against him last year.

At the mention of the case yesterday, High Court judge Datuk Aslam Zainuddin was informed by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Masri Mohd Daud that the Attorney General’s Chambers had rejected Muhammad Sanusi’s representation letter.

Given this, Muhammad Sanusi’s 10-day trial has been set for July 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30 as well as Aug 5, 6, 9, 12 and 13.

The case was also transferred from the Selayang Court, where Muhammad Sanusi was slapped with the two charges, to the Shah Alam High Court.

Muhammad Sanusi is facing the rap for allegedly uttering seditious remarks against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Selangor Sultan during a ceramah in Selayang.

He was charged under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act 1948, punishable under Section 4(1) of the same Act.

If found guilty, he would face a maximum fine of up to RM5,000 or imprisonment of up to three years or both.

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