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Court acquits Malaysiakini editor, CEO after charges dropped

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today granted an acquittal to Malaysiakini and KiniTV directors, editor-in-chief Steven Gan and chief executive officer Premesh Chandran, over several charges of uploading an offensive video on former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali.

They were charged under Section 233(1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA).

Judge MM Edwin Paramjothy granted the acquittal after the Malaysian Communication Multimedia Commission prosecutor Nazrul Nizam informed the court that they have accepted the letter of representation from the defence...

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