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High Court acquits Tian Chua of Sedition charge

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KUALA LUMPUR — The High Court today acquitted and discharged PKR vice-president Tian Chua of giving a speech of a seditious nature at a ‘ceramah’ (talk) five years ago.

Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali allowed the appeal by Tian Chua, 55, to set aside the conviction and sentence of three months jail and RM1,800 fine imposed by the Sessions Court on Sept 28, 2016.

He had been charged with committing the offence at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Jalan Maharajalela, Dang Wangi, here between 8.55 pm and 11.15 pm on May 13, 2013.

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