Agence France-PresseFebruary 21, 2014 01:16
A Malaysian court found a veteran opposition leader guilty of sedition Friday in the latest use of a law the government had pledged to abolish in the run-up to elections last year.
Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Karpal Singh slammed the Sedition Act as a "relic", and called the case against him unfair.
"It's political intimidation," Karpal, 73, told AFP.
The outspoken, wheelchair-bound parliamentarian was found guilty of insulting one of the country's nine state sultans during a tussle over political control of Perak state in 2009.