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"The Sedition Act is also going to be repealed.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.I have highlighted in bold what I believe to be most incriminating.
"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.”]
Yes, it is true according to Adam's lawyer the Sedition Act is being in the process of being repealed but...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.