Sri Muda assemblyman’s sedition case set for re-mention April 25
Posted on March 29, 2011, Tuesday
DUTY FIRST: Suhaimi arriving at the Sessions Court in his official legislative attire. — Bernama photo
SHAH ALAM: The Sessions Court here fixed April 25 for a re-mention of Sri Muda assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafiei’s sedition case.
Judge Slamat Yahya set the date after allowing an application by Edmond Bon, representing Shuhaimi, 42, yesterday.
Edmond had applied for a new mention date to allow the defendant to file an application at the High Court seeking a declaration that the Sedition Act 1948 contravened Articles 5, 8 and 10 of the Federal Constitution.
The Parti Keadilan Rakyat assemblyman is charged with publishing a seditious article in his blog,
http://srimuda.blogspot.com on Dec 30, last year.
He can be jailed up to three years or fined up to RM5,000 if found guilty under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948.
He was alleged to have committed the offence at Pusat Khidmat Rakyat, 6/2, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla R 31/R, Kota Kemuning here.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria applied to the court to issue a warrant of arrest against Shuhaimi for not being present at the court at 9am.
Edmond, however, said that they had informed the court that Shuhaimi had to attend the opening of the Selangor state legislative assembly by the Sultan of Selangor, and asked for the court to stand down to have the accused present in court.
Slamat allowed the application.
Shuhaimi later arrived at the court about 10.05am, in his official legislative attire.