Prosecution must prove intention in sedition cases, court rules

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 25 Nov 2016, 4:24 pm

In a landmark decision today, the Court of Appeal struck down Section 3(3) of the Sedition Act 1948, ruling that the prosecution must prove intention when charging a person with sedition.

This ruling of the court will have an impact on all ongoing sedition cases, lawyer N Surendran said.

The ruling was made in the case of Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei vs the Public Prosecutor, in which Surendran appeared for the Sri Muda assemblyperson.

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