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High Court Upholds Mat Sabu’s Acquittal In Defamation Case

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GEORGE TOWN – A High Court here today upheld the Sessions Court’s decision on the acquittal of former PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu in two criminal defamation charges over remarks made on the 1950 Bukit Kepong incident.

In dismissing the prosecution’s appeal, High Court Judge Lim Chong Fong said the two charges did not disclose the full context of his speech.

“The two charges are defective,” he said in his ruling.

Mohamad Sabu better known as Mat Sabu was acquitted of defaming policemen and their families who had defended themselves during the attack by communist guerillas at the Bukit Kepong police station on Feb 23, 1950.

He reportedly made the remarks at Markas Tarbiyah PAS in Padang Menora, Tasek Gelugor between 10pm and midnight on Aug 23 , 2011. – theSun

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