Monday, 10 March 2014
Karpal Fined RM4,000, Loses Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary Seat......!!!
DAP chairman Karpal Singh, who was found guilty of sedition, was today(11 Mar 2014) fined RM4,000 and, as a result, has lost his qualification as Bukit Gelugor MP. The wheelchair-bound veteran lawyer is the second top Pakatan Rakyat leader to have been found guilty and sentenced in the past week after opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was jailed on Friday for sodomy. Karpal will appeal the conviction and sentence to the Court of Appeal. The sedition offence carries a maximum RM5,000 fine or three years' jail, or both, if convicted. Under the Federal Constitution, an elected representative is disqualified from office if fined more than RM2,000 or jailed for a term exceeding one year. Karpal was said to have committed the offence at his legal firm in Jalan Pudu Lama, Kuala Lumpur, on February 6, 2009.