Four UM students allowed to challenge 1MDB protest guilty verdict

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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur granted leave to four students to challenge the guilty verdict meted out by their university after protesting a town hall meeting held by 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy last year.

Justice Azizah Nawawi granted leave to the four students, all members of the University of Malaya Association of New Youth (Umany), as the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) were not in attendance despite filing objection papers last month.

In May, former Umany president Ho Chi Yang, current deputy president Tan Jia You, publicity bureau head Chua Hun Ti and secretary-general Lau Li Yang were found guilty on three charges by Universiti Malaya’s disciplinary committee, and fined between RM200 to RM600...

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