Was it Seditious?

Speaker has the power to reject my adjournment speech to be delivered in the State Assembly if he found that issues raised were ‘seditious’ and advise me accordingly.

Between 2:30pm and 5pm, 25th march, I was called to JB Central Police Station and interrogated under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act for delivering the issues of Apartheid, Bumiputeraism, Amanah Saham Johor and Dana Johor in my adjournment speech during the last Johor State Assembly seating on 26th February.

The police report was lodged in Segamat by Umno Youth Sekinjang Division in the presence of Kemelah Adun Ayob Rahmat as reported by Sin Chew Jit Poh 4 March (http://search.sinchew-i.com/node/294077).

The content was delivered as an adjournment speech which was submitted to the State Assembly Secretary one week before the seating at 10:20am 19 February as required by the Dewan’s Standing Orders Clause 119(1).

However, according to Standing Orders Clause 119(3), any adjournment speech must be notified to Menteri Besar or the State Government Secretary in Menteri Besar’s absence for State Government to decide whether issues being raised in the adjournment speech would be answered by State Government. In other words, State Government has the liberty to decide as to whether it would answer issues raised in my adjournment speech.

Read more at: http://drboochenghau.blogspot.com/2009/03/was-it-seditious.html