KUALA LUMPUR: The sessions court here has fixed April 22 to hear the case of Bersatu’s Razali Idris, who was charged with making a seditious speech when launching the Perikatan Nasional election machinery for the Kemaman parliamentary by-election.
The Kijal assemblyman was alleged to have claimed that the judiciary was being controlled by the government.
Razali, who is the Bersatu information chief, was charged with uttering the alleged seditious words at Padang Astaka Chukai in Kemaman, Terengganu, between 9.30pm and 11.30pm on Nov 10.
Judge N Priscilla Hemamalini fixed April 22 to 26 for the hearing when the case came up for mention today.
Razali was represented by Hasshahari Johari Mawi, while deputy public prosecutor Nurilya Ellyna Nor Azmal prosecuted.
Razali, who is the Terengganu tourism, culture, environment and climate change committee chairman, pleaded not guilty to the charge under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948 on Nov 24.
If convicted, he can be fined up to RM5,000 or jailed for up to three years or both.