Sedition probe into Utusan ‘Cina’ story

from Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 – The police are investigating Utusan Melayu for sedition, hours after the Umno-owned daily sparked a nationwide uproar with its incendiary front page report seen to blame the Chinese for the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) weaker score in Election 2013.

The police have also hauled in two bloggers, Papa Gomo and King Jason, for questioning said to be related to their recent posts seen to fuel racial sentiments.

“A police report was received related to Utusan Malaysia’s publication that smacked of sedition. The case is being investigated under Sect 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948,” the police posted on their twitter account, @PDRMsia.

Under the law, those found guilty shall be fined not more than RM1,000 for the first offence or to a three year jail term or both. For subsequent offences, those convicted face a maximum jail term of not more than five years.

“PDRM will not hesitate to hunt down/capture any party that ignites racial@ sedition through social media network,” the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) was quoted as saying in Malay on the police official tweet.
» Malaysian Insider



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