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…

Lawyer arrested over tweet accusing Jakim of extremism, group says

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Lawyer Eric Paulsen was arrested tonight over a Twitter post accusing the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) of spreading extremism through Friday sermons, according to Lawyers for Liberty (LFL). Paulsen was being investigated by police for sedition over the now-deleted message that he had published last week “Latest: @EricPaulsen101 just…

Surendran pleads not guilty to second sedition charge

KUALA LUMPUR: Padang Serai MP N. Surendran pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of sedition at the Sessions Court here. Surendran, 48, claimed trial to uttering seditious words in a YouTube video at 2pm on Aug 8. The PKR vice-president allegedly committed the offence at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya in his…

Surendran pleads not guilty to sedition charge

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer N. Surendran has claimed trial to a charge of sedition over a press statement made in connection with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy case. Surendran, 48, was charged on Tuesday at the Sessions Court with releasing a seditious press statement entitled “Court of Appeal’s Fitnah 2 written judgement is flawed, defensive…

Court junks second Nik Nazmi assembly law charge

PETALING JAYA, May 6 — A Sessions Court granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad this afternoon, barely two hours after the Selangor lawmaker was charged with violating an assembly law — the same charge he was freed of recently.   Judge Yasmin Abdul Razak said the lower court…