PKR vice-president Tian Chua has been convicted of sedition over remarks he uttered at a May 13 forum following the 13th general election three years ago reported The Star online today.
Sessions Court judge Zulqarnain Hassan said he was satisfied that Chua Tian Chong, who is known as Tian Chua, had a tendency to utter seditious words with the intent of toppling a democratically elected government.
“The accused used words such as ‘bangkit’ (rise), ‘turun ke jalan’ (take to the streets), which were uttered soon after the results of the 13th general election were announced.
“I am satisfied that this is seen as having a tendency to commit sedition,” he said in handing down the verdict on Wednesday.
Chua, who is Batu MP, is being charged under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948, which carries a punishment of up to three years’ jail, fine of not more than RM5,000, or both if found guilty.
The court is currently awaiting sentencing.