"Causing friction between people and palace". Has Karpal Singh pushed his luck too far with the Raja-Raja?
In rapid succession, the DAP strongman reportedly questioned:
The Attorney-General is expected to decide whether to prosecute after prominent lawyer Shafie Abdullah said that Karpal could be charged under the Sedition Act for causing friction between people and the Raja-Raja. Read the story h e r e.
- the Kelantan Prince over his titah on Malay supremacy
- the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, over the transfer of the Perak Islamic Religious Affairs Department (Jaip) director, and
- the Yang diPertuan Agong, over his opening address of the 12th Parliament
The Palace's popularity soared to a high last year when peaceful demonstration organisers made the Agong and his official residence, the Istana Negara, the focal point for several anti-Government people's gatherings. The Bersih rally on 10 November 2007, for example, is also referred to as the Yellow March, yellow being accepted by Malaysians as the colour of their Raja-Raja.
Karpal was at the PJ Sessions Court on Tuesday when Malaysia Today editor and blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin was charged under the Sedition Act.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
At 12:04 am