Tuesday September 4, 2012
Karpal files appeal in sedition case
By TERENCE TOH
KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran lawyer Karpal Singh has filed an appeal against the High Court's recent dismissal of his application to strike out his sedition charge.
According to Karpal, he put in a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal at the High Court here at about 11.30am yesterday.
Karpal said he was also appealing against High Court judge Justice Azman Abdullah's decision last Thursday to reject his applications to subpoena former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Attorney General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman and current Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the appeal.
Karpal, 72, had allegedly uttered seditious words against the Sultan of Perak at his legal firm, Messrs Karpal Singh & Co, in Jalan Pudu Lama between noon and 12.30pm on Feb 6 three years ago.
He had earlier submitted that the testimony of those he wanted to subpoena was essential to prove the prosecution against him was selective, saying that there had been previous cases where others had allegedly spoken seditious words but had no charges brought against them.
In June 11, 2010, Karpal was discharged and acquitted by the High Court at the end of the prosecution's case, but was later ordered to enter his defence after the prosecution appealed the matter.