Dewan Rakyat passes POTA without amendment

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill (POTA) 2015 was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am after a debate of more than 12 hours. The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 members of parliament (MPs) agreeing on the bill while…

Cartoonist Zunar charged with nine counts of sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonist Zunar has claimed trial to nine charges of sedition for allegedly insulting the judiciary in tweets made regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction in the Sodomy 2 case. Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, 53, better known as Zunar, was charged before the Sessions Court with publishing seditious tweets through the account @zunarkartunis at 3pm…

Cartoonist Zunar charged with nine counts of sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonist Zunar has claimed trial to nine charges of sedition for allegedly insulting the judiciary in tweets made regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction in the Sodomy 2 case. Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, 53, better known as Zunar, was charged before the Sessions Court with publishing seditious tweets through the account @zunarkartunis at 3pm…

Cartoonist Zunar charged with nine counts of sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonist Zunar has claimed trial to nine charges of sedition for allegedly insulting the judiciary in tweets made regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction in the Sodomy 2 case. Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, 53, better known as Zunar, was charged before the Sessions Court with publishing seditious tweets through the account @zunarkartunis at 3pm…

Lawyer arrested for sedition over hudud tweets

PETALING JAYA: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen has been arrested for sedition over tweets he posted on hudud. The Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) executive director was arrested yesterday over two tweets posted on his Twitter account earlier the same day. City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad confirmed the arrest and said Paulsen was…

Lawyer Eric Paulsen charged with sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen was charged in a Sessions Court here Thursday over a tweet in which he allegedly accused the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) of promoting extremism. He was brought before judge Abdul Rashid Daud to have his charge read to him. Paulsen, who is also Lawyers for Liberty executive…