Malaysia: lawyer summoned over a TweetEvent
- Initial Date
- Mar 1, 2020
- Event Description
Lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri has arrived at Bukit Aman for questioning in connection with her tweet on Saturday's rally.
Accompanied by supporters, she arrived at the federal police headquarters at 11am on Tuesday (March 3).
Fadiah Nadwa Fikri is being investigated for sedition as well as improper use of network facilities in relation to a demonstration last night against an engineered change of government, the police’s Criminal Investigation Department said.
Federal CID chief Datuk Huzir Mohamed confirmed this in a statement to provide updates on police investigations related to a social media post she made about the gathering at Dataran Merdeka here last Saturday.
“The investigation is classified under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act due to seditious tendencies as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act, which is the improper use of network facilities or services,” he said in a statement. Huzir also disclosed investigations against two individuals over social media content that was deemed to have insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over the appointment of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister.
The two cases, both involving Facebook posts, will also be investigated under the Sedition Act and CMA.
The lawyer is being investigated for her Twitter post in which she urged the people to join the “Turun ke Jalan, Demokrasi Mati (Go to the Streets, Democracy is Dead)” rally on Saturday (Feb 29).
The case is classified under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act as well as Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act for wrongful use of network services and facilities.
When met outside Bukit Aman, Fadiah said it was not about her but instead it was about Malaysians who are disgusted about what is going on.
“I'm going in with my lawyers, ” she said.
Among others present outside Bukit Aman were Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and other civil society leaders.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Judicial Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Pro-democracy activist
- Monitoring Status
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- Summary for Publications
On 1 March 2020, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, WHRD and lawyer, was summoned for questioning by the police in relation to a Tweet where she invited people to join a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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