Pas deputy president Mat Sabu was charged with criminal defamation in the Butterworth court this morning.
He was charged under s500 of the Penal Code and the case is likely to be heard in December. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to two years or fined or both.
Bail was set at RM15000.
A crowd of a few hundred gathered in and around court this morning.
Whatever positive sentiment that greeted Najib’s announcement of the repeal of the ISA would surely have evaporated.
The entire saga including Mat Sabu’s statements on the Bukit Kepung incident has thrown wide open the interpretation of historical events leading up to Merdeka.