Student activist Adam Adli remanded for five days
19 May 2013 10:10pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Student activist Adam Adli, who is being investigated for statements made about toppling the government through a massive street protest, has been remanded for five days.
In addition to being investigated under Section 4 of the Sedition Act, he is also being probed under Section 124 (B) of the Penal Code.
His lawyer Eric Paulsen said that the police had told a magistrate this morning that Adam is also being investigated for participating in an act “detrimental to Parliamentary democracy”, which is now a crime based on a newly amended provision under the Penal Code which came into effect late last year, Malaysiakini reported.
Adam is investigated for statements he made during a public forum at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) on May 13, during which he and several other activists urged the people to stage a massive street protest against electoral fraud and to topple the government.
Magistrate Muzlina Mohamad had ordered for Adam to be remanded for five days due to the nature of the alleged offence, Paulsen told Malaysiakini.
The 24-year-old Adam was arrested in Bangsar Utama at 3pm yesterday. At 4pm today, a handcuffed Adam was taken to his Bangsar Utama office and a search was conducted. Apparently the cops were looking for a computer.
Paulsen, who is representing Adam along with Latheefa Koya, said that they are unhappy with the remand period and will file a revision tomorrow.