Former Malacca CM pleads not guilty to sedition charge
Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik had claimed in his Facebook page that Tengku Amir Shah had converted to Catholicism and saddened Muslims in the country and the world.
(Free Malaysia Today) – Former Malacca Chief Minister Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik has pleaded not guilty to a sedition charge against him for insulting the Raja Muda of Selangor.
He was charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court on Monday under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act over his September 25 Facebook posting that Tengku Amir Shah had converted to Catholicism and saddened Muslims in the country and the world.
Alternatively, he was also charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act with “intention to upset others”.
Judge Slamat Yahya set bail at RM7,000 with one surety for both charges. “Next mention date will be on November 5,” said Judge Slamat.
Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar appeared for the prosecution while Rahim was represented by Firuz Hussein.
Last month, Rahim posted a status on his Facebook alleging Tengku Amir had converted to Christianity.