Prosecution to appeal Bilqis' acquittal in yellow balloon case

Having been acquitted by the Magistrate’s Court in Kuala Lumpur two months ago of a charge of insulting behaviour likely to cause a breach of peace, dance producer Bilqis Hijjas’s ordeal is set to continue with the prosecution filing an appeal.

The notice of appeal, dated Dec 6, 2017, was signed by deputy public prosecutor Nurakmal Farhan Aziz, while a letter dated Dec 8 from High Court deputy registrar Zanariah A Bakar was sent to Bilqis, informed her of the appeal.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya told Malaysiakini that Bilqis informed them of the notice of appeal today.

“No dates have been fixed for case management of the case,” Latheefa said.

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