Thursday, May 23, 2013

Adam Adli : Lucky Boy

Free Malaysia Today reported, "Adam charged with sedition, out on bail"

Adam's lawyer, N Surendran, when pleading and objecting to the rm5,000.00 for being excessive,
"The Sedition Act is also going to be repealed. We will file an application to strike out the case at the High Court as soon as possible"
The Malaysian Insider reported what Adam was alleged to have said, both in Bahasa Malaysia and translated to English, which led him to be charged for sedition,
"Ambil butiran saya, buat laporan polis, kerana hari ini, saya nak ajak semua yang ada di sini, kita harus susun dan kita akan turun ke jalan raya untuk rampas kembali kuasa kita! Boleh atau tidak?! Boleh atau tidak?! Boleh atau tidak?! Kita tak banyak masa lagi, semua siap sedia, beli kasut, beli tracksuit, beli seluar jeans, sedia kita akan turun ke jalan raya sebab akhirnya dalam dunia ketiga macam negara Malaysia, pilihan raya takkan tumbangkan kerajaan kita.

"Yang boleh tumbangkan kerajaan hanyalah kuasa rakyat. Sedara, ingat, ini sahaja peluang yang kita ada ..."

[Translation: “Take my details, lodge a police report, because today, I would like to invite all those here today to gather and take to the streets to seize back our power! Can we do that? Can we do that? Can we do that? We do not have much time left, get ready, buy shoes, buy tracksuits, buy jeans, get ready to take to the streets because in a third world country like Malaysia, elections cannot topple a government.

Only the people’s power can topple a government. Remember, ladies and gentlemen, this is the only opportunity we have.”]
I have highlighted in bold what I believe to be most incriminating.

Yes, it is true according to Adam's lawyer the Sedition Act is being in the process of being repealed but...

But Adam Adli must consider himself very lucky that he was NOT charged under a more serious offence.

Under Offences Against the State, 121B of the Penal Code -
Whoever compasses, imagines, invents or intends the deposition or deprivation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from the sovereignty of Malaysia or the deprivation or deposition of the Ruler, his heirs or successors, or of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri from the rule of a State, or the overawing by means of criminal force or the show of criminal force the Government of Malaysia or of any State, shall be punished with imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to fine.
Also highlighted in bold is the relevant transgression and the more severe punishment.

Definition of "overawing" - verb (used with object), o·ver·awed, o·ver·aw·ing.
to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate : He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates.


Legal definitions of "criminal force" and the one I found most appropriate - (h) A incites a dog to spring upon Z, without Z' s consent. Here, if A intends to cause injury, fear or annoyance to Z, he uses criminal force to Z.

I can only advise Adam not to be too exuberant in pursuit of his beliefs to the point of breaking the law.

He is young and as I have said Gen Y are our future, so, he should not get carried away by deceitful rhetoric of the opposition especially the PKR and it's de facto leader.

In the end he may not have a future.


Anonymous said...

Kevin, for whatever he is worth, he is finished, kaput or he can be a full time terrorist or politician if he is jailed or convicted. Whatever it is he can still revert to selling ice-kacang or burger or be a minstrel in his old age.

Freddie Kevin said...

Anon 20.03,

If he goes on the way he is going, I agree. Thank you for the comment.

Best regards

Anonymous said...

If I am his father,he had received a big,I mean a real big tight slap from me,for being kurang ajar.

Ramayana said...

He's going on the path set for him by his mentors, Anwar Ibrahim and Hishamuddin Rais. Even his own father is proud of him. So what do we, the rakyat biasa, need to lament? They made their beds consciously, they just have to lie in it.

Anonymous said...

Awat la tak pi belajaq sampai habis. Rugi satu space. Boleh kasi kat orang lain yang tak dapat sambung belajaq sebab no more space.

shaun baker said...

You dont get it. For a long time malaysians have known that there is something not quite right about their country. Yes they have opportunities (depending of course on your race), and free goodies from the government, but thats not enough. People want their freedom. It most developed countries people are free to say they want to topple the government. You know why? Because no one takes notice of them. They have enough confidence in government institutions because they know that these institutions are answerable to them. These governments are fully transparent and have nothing to hide, and in return, the people place their trust in those who have been elected. In malaysia, its no secret that the police do BN's bidding, suspects are bashed and tortured to confession, ministers use public funds for personal gain and are above the rule of law. Why should i obey the laws if my elected leaders dont have to? There is only one path for malaysia now...true democracy.

Anonymous said...

@shaun baker. Enlighten us on these 'fully transparent and nothing to hide' governments, will ya?

United States? UK? France? U kidding right?

How abt the fictional goverment of the republic of Utopia?

Snuze said...

The Malays have a saying: kerana santan pulut binasa, kerana mulut, badan merana.

Hahaha ... berani cakap, berani la tanggung, brader ...
Ingat ini 4chan ka? Semua anonymous?

I don't think it's wrong for people to voice dissent, but taking it to the streets to topple the government does not legitimise whatever government you install in its place. A lot of people may not think that this is important, but ask Egypt and Algeria how are they feeling now.