Perak Sultan pardons 11 people imprisoned over 2009 unlawful assembly

Source: The Rakyat Post

Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah has today granted pardon to 11 people who have been imprisoned in March for being involved in an unlawful assembly in Kuala Kangsar in 2009 as he is satisfied that the prisoners have repented and have been on good behaviour. — TRP file pic

Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah has today granted pardon to 11 people who have been imprisoned in March for being involved in an unlawful assembly in Kuala Kangsar in 2009 as he is satisfied that the prisoners have repented and have been on good behaviour. — TRP file pic

TAPAH, June 18, 2015 — The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, today granted a pardon to 11 people who were imprisoned in March for being involved in an unlawful assembly in Kuala Kangsar in 2009.

Perak Pardons Board secretary Datuk Razali Othman said the decision to grant the pardon was made by the board at a meeting chaired by the Sultan at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar. Read more

409 cases investigated under Sedition Act in past seven years

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Sedition Act 1948

Sedition Act 1948

In just seven years, between 2008 and 2015, Putrajaya had investigated 409 cases under the Sedition Act 1948, the Home Ministry said today.

But the charge rate stands at only 6% of the total cases investigated, the ministry said in a written reply to Sim Tze Tzin (PKR-Bayan Baru), adding that 138 investigations were later classified as no further action (NFA).

Putrajaya had previously promised to abolish the colonial-era law but later backtracked on the pledge and instead chose to strengthen the controversial law. – June 18, 2015. Read more