Sanusi pleads not guilty on 2 sedition charges

KEDAH caretaker Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor (picture) pleaded not guilty in the Selayang Sessions Court on charges of making seditious statements.

The PAS election director is charged with uttering a statement with a seditious tendency that could cause disloyalty towards Malay rulers at 11pm, July 11 at the junction four of Taman Selayang Mutiara here.

The charges against him are made in accordance with Section 4 (1) (a) of the Sedition Act 1948 which can be punished in accordance with Section 4 (1) of the same act which carries a maximum fine of up to RM5,000 or a maximum imprisonment of three years or both, if convicted.

The prosecution was carried out by the Solicitor General Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh.

Sanusi also pleads not guilty to the second charge before Sessions Court Judge Osman Affendi Mohd Salleh. 

The second charge was for uttering seditious remarks questioning Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement on the King’s decree on the establishment of the unity government.

Earlier today, PAS secretary general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan urged its supporters to remain calm following the arrest of Muhammad Sanusi early morning.

Takiyuddin told party members and supporters to respect the legal process.

“PAS is closely following the development of the case involving Muhammad Sanusi, who was reportedly arrested by the police to be charged in court today.

“PAS reminds all parties, especially members and supporters, to remain calm and respect the legal process,” he said in a brief statement early in the morning.

Sanusi was arrested at 3am today in a Hotel in Kuala Lumpur by the police before being brought to the Gombak Police District headquarters and the Selayang court. — TMR / pic Bernama