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'If intention of sedition is irrelevant, then this law is unconstitutional'

Hafiz Yatim

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Modified 1 Jun 2016, 8:50 am

Section 3 (3) of the Sedition Act 1948 is unconstitutional because there is no need to prove the intention of the maker of sedition as it is considered irrelevant, a lawyer argued in the Court of Appeal today.

N Surendran said the Sedition Act is there to allow restrictions within interest of public order, hatred and disaffection. However, that section restricts freedom of speech.

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