SELAYANG: Sanusi Nor pleaded not guilty in the sessions court today to two charges of making seditious statements against royalty.
Both charges were brought under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act 1948, which provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or imprisonment for up to three years, or both, upon conviction.
Sanusi is Perikatan Nasional election director and also caretaker Kedah menteri besar. He is alleged to have committed the offences at Simpang Empat, Taman Selayang Mutiara in Gombak, Selangor, on July 11.
Solicitor-General Ahmad Terrirudin Salleh prosecuted, while Sanusi was represented by Shaharudin Ali.
In respect of the first charge, Sanusi appeared before sessions court judge Nor Rajiah Mat Zin, who allowed bail of RM5,000 in one surety.
Later, in a separate court, Sanusi pleaded not guilty to a second charge of making a statement deemed seditious before judge Osman Affendi Shalleh allowed bail of RM5,000 in one surety.
Both courts fixed the case for mention on Oct 4 and imposed a gag order on Sanusi to refrain him from making any comment regarding the case.
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