Tag: Fahmi Reza
A Srimurugan says Suaram should urge the government to amend the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 if it feels the offence and punishment prescribed hinders the right to free speech.
It is absurd to argue that the political satire by Fahmi Reza can pose a threat to national security, says Suaram chief.
Court of Appeal upholds the High Court's decision to jail and fine the graphic designer.
Hakim berkata, sabitan terhadapnya dikekalkan kerana mahkamah mendapati tiada merit dalam rayuan pereka grafik itu dan ia disokong keterangan saksi pendakwaan sebelum ini.
Pihak pendakwaan mahu pereka grafik itu dikenakan hukuman lebih berat kerana memuat naik imej karikatur menghina Najib Razak di Facebooknya pada 2016.
The Court of Appeal will now hear the activist’s plea to set aside the conviction on another date.
He was fined RM10,000 by the High Court last November for posting the drawing that resembled Najib Razak.
He says the meeting is to clarify whether the moratorium already imposed also applies to cases on trial or under appeal.
Lawyers for Liberty adviser N Surendran says the decision to uphold Fahmi Reza's conviction contravenes the Federal Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and expression.
The High Court also reduces the fine imposed on Fahmi Reza to RM10,000.
Acquittal comes after prosecution tells Sessions Court it does not wish to proceed with the case against Fahmi Reza.
Fahmi Reza didapati bersalah tahun ini terhadap lakaran 'badut' Najib Razak yang dimuat naik ke media sosial.
Kartunis itu mengingatkan kerajaan PH tidak menangkap aktivis yang mendedahkan salah guna kuasa di media sosial dan di dinding jalanan.
They are not politicians or members of social activism groups, but they are not afraid to speak out against injustice and corruption.
The artist thanks donors who contributed towards the fine he was given after being found guilty of breaching the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
We need to end the cycle of silencing freedom of expression because somebody feels bad about how his face was portrayed as a clown's.
Kartunis, Zunar berkata Fahmi tidak melakukan sebarang kesalahan, manakala Pengarah Eksekutif Lawyers for Liberty, Eric Paulsen berkata sabitan itu mengarut dan hukuman sangat berat.
Fellow cartoonist Zunar thinks Fahmi has done nothing wrong, while Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen says the conviction is preposterous and the sentence harsh
Former minister Zaid Ibrahim says any new law could amount to punishing citizens who give their views that upset leaders.
Fahmi Reza's lawyer, Syahredzan Johan, says the judge did not give any grounds for the ruling.
Hakim mengarahkan Fahmi Reza membela diri selepas mendapati pihak pendakwaan berjaya membuktikan kes prima facie.
Menteri pelancongan dan kebudayaan itu berkata, kartunis tidak patut membiarkan karya mereka disekat.
In making the order in the case involving Fahmi Reza, the Federal Court turns down government's application to determine whether a provision in a federal law is unconstitutional.
The political cartoonist says although audiences may enjoy what will be showcased at the KL International Arts Festival, they will not go home further thinking or debating about them.