Tuesday, March 16, 2010

KL High Court told that '103 police reports against Karpal'

The final prosecution witness has begun testifying in Karpal Singh's sedition trial in the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

karpal singh and jalan duta court houseAssistant Superintendent Suhaimi Mohamad told the court that 103 police reports had been lodged against the DAP Bukit Gelugor MP.

Suhaimi, who is the investigating officer in the case, said the reports were lodged around Peninsular Malaysia.

"Most of the reports stated that the people were upset with Karpal's intention to sue the sultan as a result of the political chaos in Perak,” he said.

"I was told to investigate the case by my superior, Deputy Superintendent Lee Fong Kui on Feb 7. The case was classified as an act of sedition."

Suhaimi said he received the instruction following a report lodged by Tokong Umno Youth chief Jefri Salim, whose testimony was recorded yesterday.

Karpal, 69, is charged with making a seditious statement against the Perak sultan at a news conference at his office at Messrs Karpal Singh & Co in Jalan Pudu Lama in Kuala Lumpur between noon and 12.30pm on Feb 6, 2009.

This followed the sultan's appointment of Zambry Abd Kadir as the Perak menteri besar, amidst the ousting of the Pakatan Rakyat-led state government.

[More to follow]

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