Padang Serai MP applies to refer Sedition Case to High Court
03 October 2014 | Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Bernama) -- Padang Serai Member of Parliament N. Surendran on Friday filed an application to refer the sedition case pending against him in the Sessions Court to the High Court.

The accused represented by counsel Lateefa Koya, said he was seeking of the court to determine whether there were any constitutional issues in his sedition case, that should be appropriately dealt with by the High Court.

Judge Ahmad Bache set Oct 15 to hear Surendran's application.

Meanwhile, deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the court that the prosecution would file preliminary objections against the application.

The accused was charged on Aug 28 with making a seditious statement relating to opposition chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy case.

Surendran, 48, allegedly committed the offence through YouTube at the Palace of Justice, Precinct 3, Putrajaya between 2 pm and 4 pm on Aug 8.

The charge under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948, carries a maximum three years' imprisonment or RM5,000 fine or both, upon conviction.


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