Another victim of Sedition Act's skewed enforcement
COMMENT The decision to hold PAS vice-president Husam Musa under remand to facilitate investigations into his alleged breach of the Sedition Act 1948 is another instance of the government's penchant for selective prosecution.
Husam was arrested by federal police in Ampang last Saturday while he was on his way to the 'Black 505' gathering in Padang Merbok.
The Kelantan state assembly representative was taken by police to Kota Baru where a day later, at the state police headquarters temporarily converted into a magistrate's court, he was charged under the Sedition Act for a statement he was supposed to have made about martyrdom...
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