Court to decide on Tian Chua's appeal on March 2 

Batu MP Chua Tian Chang says he will proceed to the appellate court if the Shah Alam High Court upholds his conviction and fine. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 5, 2018.

BATU MP Chua Tian Chang will on March 2 find out the success of his appeal against a conviction and fine for insulting the modesty of a police officer

The PKR leader, also known as Tian Chua, today tweeted the date fixed during the hearing of his appeal at the Shah Alam High Court.

Chua told Malaysiakini that his eligibility to stand in the 14th general election depended on the success of his appeal.

“If my appeal is denied, then we will proceed to the Court of Appeal. 

“If the election is held in March, then I will not stand. If the election is much later, then we will see the outcome of my case at the Court of Appeal stage,” he was quoted as saying.

Chua was convicted and fined RM3,000 for the offence against a police officer in Petaling Jaya in April 2014. He was said to have uttered the words “bastard” and “stupid police”. 

He was convicted under Section 509 of the Penal Code, at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court last year.

Unless he succeeds in his appeal, he will not be allowed to contest in the 14th general election, in line with constitutional provisions that disqualify an MP who is convicted and sentenced to to prison for not less than one year or a fine of not less than RM2,000. – February 2, 2018.

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