16 Jul 2013 07:54
On the same day, the same high court had also dismissed Karpal's application to have his charge struck out. It had, however, allowed his application to subpoena Judicial Commissioner Datuk Kamaluddin Md Said, who was formerly the Attorney-General Chambers' appellate and trial division head, to appear as witness in the trial.

Karpal, 73, is facing a charge of allegedly uttering seditious words against the Sultan of Perak at his legal firm in Jalan Pudu Lama, Kuala Lumpur between noon and 12.30pm on Feb 6, 2009. The veteran lawyer was alleged to have said that the Sultan's removal of Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin as menteri besar of Perak could be questioned in a court of law. The charge under section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act carries a maximum RM5,000 fine or three years jail, or both, if convicted. On June 11, 2010, the high court acquitted Karpal, without calling for his defence but the decision was reversed by the Court of Appeal on Jan 20, last year. His trial is scheduled for continued hearing on Wednesday and Thursday.