• MALAYSIAN MP GETS SEDITION CHARGEOVER SATIRICAL VIDEO

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    KUALA LUMPUR: A leading opposition lawmaker was charged with sedition on Tuesday over a satirical video Islamic groups say insults Malaysia’s Muslim majority, becoming the latest government opponent to be brought to court. The charge follows the March conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy in a case he has decried as politically motivated to ruin his career. Teresa Kok, vice chair of the Democratic Action Party, told AFP the charge was over her video “Onederful Malaysia,” which was released in January and depicts her as a talk show host with three eccentric guests. Critics accused Kok of portraying Prime Minister Najib Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor as a big spender, but she is not named in the video. Defence lawyer Sankara Nair said the MP faced up to three years in jail if found guilty of publishing seditious material

    AFP

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