Angry MPs denounce Maria’s jail sentence

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

A group of 76 opposition MPs has pledged to stand by Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah in her exercise of her right of freedom of expression. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 28, 2022.

SOME 76 opposition MPs today criticised Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court Judge Mohamed Fouzi Mokhtar for jailing Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah for contempt of court.

The lawmakers said any system of law, civil or shariah, should be open to criticism of individual judgments, as guaranteed under the constitution.

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