Tian Chua denies May 13 forum speech seditious

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Batu MP Tian Chua today denied that his speech at a forum on May 13, 2013 was intended to incite the people to take to the streets and overthrow the ruling Barisan Nasional government.

He said this during cross examination by DPP Julia Ibrahim, as a witness in his ongoing sedition trial at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur.

"Of course not," Chua said in response to Julia's suggestion that he had referred to the spending habits of the prime minister's wife, Rosmah Mansor, the government's purchase of a submarine, and non-functioning jet engines, with the intention to incite a change of government...

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