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Malaysian veteran opposition MP Karpal Singh fined $1,546 for uttering seditious words against Sultan of Perak

Published on Mar 11, 2014 1:17 PM
Democratic Action Party (DAP) national chairman Karpal Singh arriving at the court on Feb 21, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's High Court on Tuesday fined lawyer and DAP national chairman Karpal Singh RM4,000 (S$1,546) for questioning the removal of Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Perak Mentri Besar by the Sultan of Perak.

High Court judge Justice Azman Abdullah made the decision after considering submissions from both parties and special factor, which was his medical condition.

The court was packed on Tuesday with opposition PKR supporters.

Seen in court among others were opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang, Karpal's wife Gurmit Kaur and Karpal's son Gobind Singh Deo and Jagdeep Singh Deo and daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo.

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