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22 April for mention of Karpal’s sedition case

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 March 2009: The High Court here today fixed 22 April for mention of DAP chairperson Karpal Singh’s sedition case.

Judicial Commissioner Azman Abdullah fixed the date after both the prosecution and defence agreed to it.

Karpal Singh, 69, was charged in the Sessions Court on 17 March but the case was transferred to the High Court where he again pleaded not guilty today.

He is alleged to have uttered seditious words during a media conference relating to the Sultan of Perak at his office at Messrs Karpal Singh & Co in Jalan Pudu Lama here between noon and 12.30pm on 6 Feb.

If convicted, he faces a maximum RM5,000 fine or three years jail, or both, under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948.

Deputy public prosecutor Manoj Kurup appeared for the prosecution while Karpal Singh represented himself, assisted by 10 other lawyers including his four children — Gobind Singh Deo, Jagdeep Singh Deo, Sangeet Kaur Deo and Ram Karpal Deo.

Azman extended his bail of RM2,000 with one surety. — Bernama

 

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