Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Professor at Malaysian University Is Charged With Sedition

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 2nd, 2014

A law professor at the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was charged on Tuesday with sedition over comments he made about a 2009 political crisis, Reuters reported. The charge against the professor, Azmi Sharom, stemmed from a recent article in which he was quoted as saying that the collapse of an opposition state government in 2009 was “legally wrong” and resulted from a “secret meeting.”
He pleaded not guilty and requested a trial. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a fine that’s equivalent to $1,600, three years in prison, or both.

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