Papagomo charged with sedition

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Controversial blogger Papagomo was charged with sedition at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today over his social media post on the socks with the word Allah.

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The pro-Perikatan Nasional activist, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, claimed trial to the charge read before judge Siti Aminah Ghazali.

Wan Azri is facing charges for making inflammatory statements that bring hatred to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

On Tuesday, Wan Azri was arrested based on a police report lodged against a social media video he posted, questioning Sultan Ibrahim’s meeting with KK Mart founder Chai Kee Kan at the height of the controversy on socks printed with the word Allah.

The allegedly seditious video was posted on the accused’s X account on Monday night.

The charges were framed under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, which carries a maximum jail term of three years, a fine of RM5,000, or both.

Deputy public prosecutor Khairul Azreem Mamat prosecuted while lawyer Rafique Rashid Ali represented Wan Azri.

Wan Azri arrived at the court complex at about 8.55am, clad in a blue T-shirt, and handcuffed.

In the same video, Wan Azri alleged that the king had instructed Bersatu information committee member Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard, to be charged under the Sedition Act.

Chegubard has claimed trial to three counts of inciting and issuing defamatory remarks against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong – the first two cases in Kuala Lumpur related to the KK Mart controversy, while the third heard in Johor Bahru was linked to an alleged casino project in Forest City. – Malaysiakini