Federal Court sets aside landmark Sedition Act ruling

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 8 Jan 2018, 10:17 am

A five-member Federal Court bench today set aside a landmark Court of Appeal decision made in November 2016, which stated that the prosecution must prove intent when charging a person with sedition.

The court also described the civil appeal by PKR’s Sri Muda assemblyperson Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei to have Section 3(3) of the Sedition Act declared unconstitutional as an abuse of the court process.

However, Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, who wrote the unanimous decision, made no ruling on the constitutionality of Section 3(3)...

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