Published: Thursday March 14, 2013 MYT 10:15:00 AM
Updated: Thursday March 14, 2013 MYT 2:30:48 PM
Tian Chua charged with sedition over "Umno conspiracy" remarks (Update)
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Tian Chua has been charged under the Sedition Act 1948 with making statements linking Umno to the Lahad Datu shootings.
The Batu MP was charged under Section 4(1)(b) for alleging that the Lahad Datu incident was a conspiracy by the Umno government to divert attention and frighten the people.
He allegedly made the statements at 11am on March 1 at No 62-2-A, Fraser Business Park, Jalan Loke Yew here. He claimed trial.
Judge Mohamad Sekeri Mamat allowed bail at RM5,000 and fixed Apr 12 for mention.
Tian Chua was represented by Latheefa Koya and N. Surendran. The prosecution was represented by DPP Yusaini Amir Abd Karim.
The charge carries a fine of RM5,000 or one to three years' jail or both for the first offenders and five years for the subsequent offence.