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[Updated] Decision on Adam Adli’s appeal against conviction for sedition
February 28, 2017 @ 09:00 - 12:00
UPDATE: Adam Adli appeal postponed after judge withdraws self [28 Feb 2017] — the hearing has been fixed to resume tomorrow
The decision on Adam Adli’s final appeal against his conviction on a sedition charge will be given by the Court of Appeal on 28 February 2017 at 9.00am at Court of Appeal Court 3 in Putrajaya.
Adam was handed a jail sentence of 12 months by the Sessions Court on Nov 19, 2014 after he was found guilty of giving a seditious speech at a rally in the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Jalan Maharajalela, Dang Wangi here between 8.55pm and 11.15pm on May 13, 2013.
On an appeal in November 2016, the High Court decided that his conviction should be upheld but substituted the 12 months’ jail sentence imposed on him by the Sessions Court with a fine of RM5,000.
Today, the Court of Appeal will decide on his appeal against his conviction and the prosecution’s cross-appeal against the High Court decision to substitute the custodial sentence with a RM5,000 fine.