Disturbing legal implications


KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Mac -- Pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh ketika keluar dari kamar mahkamah di sini, hari ini. Beliau dijatuhi hukuman denda RM4,000 oleh Mahkamah Tinggi selepas didapati bersalah melafazkan perkataan berbaur hasutan terhadap Sultan Perak, lima tahun lalu. Pada 21 Februari lalu, Datuk Azman Abdullah mendapati Karpal bersalah atas tuduhan itu, bagaimanapun menetapkan hari ini untuk menjatuhkan hukuman dan mendengar mitigasi. --fotoBERNAMA (2014) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

Two recent cases raise the issue of what amounts to sedition and why one can’t question or challenge a ‘fatwa’.

THE recent conviction of Karpal Singh under the Sedition Act and the charging of Kassim Ahmad under the Federal Territories Syariah offences law raise some disturbing questions with serious implications as to where we are headed as a democratic nation.

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Opinion , Azmi Sharom

   

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