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Malaysian opposition leader guilty of sedition for questioning sultan

Published on Feb 21, 2014 12:00 PM
The high court later has fixed March 7 for sentencing and mitigation after finding DAP leader Karpal Singh guilty of sedition. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia high court has found lawyer and Democratic Action Party (DAP) national chairman Karpal Singh guilty of sedition for questioning the removal of Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Perak mentri besar by the Sultan of Perak.

Justice Azman Abdullah handed down the decision on Friday after finding that Karpal had failed to prove reasonable doubt against his case.

The court later fixed March 7 for sentencing and mitigation.

Karpal was charged with uttering seditious words against the Sultan of Perak at his legal firm in Jalan Pudu Lama in Kuala Lumpur, between noon and 12.30pm on Feb 6, 2009.

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