Crackdown Watch

Aliran's Crackdown Watch 2017

Those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act and other restrictive laws
Date investigated/ arrestedNameOrganisationPositionLawsRemarks
2017-08-23Unnamed 30-year-old. Arrested at PahangBusinessmanHe allegedly posted insulting remarks against Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and the Johor royal institution on social media.
2017-08-18Nor Sabariah Abdul Kadir (29-year-old), Ng Thai Quen (19-year-old), and Mazlan YusoffRecruiter, storekeeper and roti canai seller respectively.Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588)They are charged for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Najib Razak through Facebook in 2016.
2017-08-1716 Keadilan aktivistParti Keadilan RakyatThey were detained at IPD Seberang Prai Tengah, 11:15AM.
2017-08-1712 Penang PKR youth including Asrol Sani and Ong Jing ChengParti Keadilan RakyatThey were rounded up after gathering in front of Seberang Perai Polytechnic in Bukit Mertajam, where the prime minister is expected to join thousands of people for a record breaking feast at 11am. PKR banners were put up at the polytechnic gates and surrounding areas last night, with rallying calls to "Free Anwar Ibrahim"
2017-08-1211 Orang Asli from 5 different villages at Pos PiahThe Orang Asli Pos Piah want to have a dialog session with the Forestry department is to find out the impact of the “development” project towards the river water and forest. They are concern this will affect the people’s economy as they rely heavily on the river water as their main water source and fishes. The OA of Pos Piah wants to know the location and size of the approved deforestation. They have submitted several letters to the Forestry department but there were no reply.
2017-07-21Muhammad Zaidi Abdullah. 40-year-old.Shoe shop assistantSection 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588)He is charged with three counts of intentionally posting the edited picture via his Facebook profile Zaidi Zura with the intention to offend others at 4.07am, 6.31pm and 7.35pm on Dec 3, 5 and 6 last year.
2017-07-20Adilur Rahman KhanODHIKAR BangladeshReasons for his detention is not given by the immigration. Adilur was to attend National Conference on Death Penalty organized by Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) in Kuala Lumpur.
2017-07-1818 men and 10 women. Arrested in Bahau, Negeri SembilanGacto settlersGreat Alonioners Trading Corporation Bhd (Gatco) settlers had apparently set up a blockade preventing Thamrai Holdings Sdn Bhd from entering their village.
2017-07-17Unnamed 25-year-old man. Arrested in Negeri Sembilan.Communications and Multimedia Act 1998Allegedly posted remarks on Instagram insulting Johor Princess Tunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim and the Johor royal institution.
2017-06-17Unnamed 26-year-oldTerengganu Forestry DepartmentStaffAllegedly posted on Facebook offensive remarks towards a police officer who fined him for a traffic offence.
2017-06-07Jufazli Shi AhmadYouth activist, DAP potential candidate, founder Gerakan Anak Muda Selamatkan SabahSec 4 Sedition Act, Sec 233 CMAUnder investigation for suspected new offences. Jufazli has been known to criticise the Sabah government.
2017-06-06Azizul Ammar
Abdul Ghani Mohd. Mokhtar
TV3 - Comedy programme Sukan Tak SentralTV Host
Sec 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace)Host Azizul allegedly mocked Watson Nyambek's patronymic last name.
2016-10-01 - 2017-05-30119 peopleBersih 2.0Various members and supportersPeaceful Assembly Act
Sedition Act
In a public memorandum to SUHAKAM, Bersih 2.0 claims some 119 individuals have been arrested between 1st Oct 2016 - 30th May 2017.
2017-05-30M. Shanmugam
Dorairaj Nadason
Rozaid Abdul Rahman
Brian Martin
Errol Oh
Mohd Sahar Misni
The StarSpecialist editor
Executive editor
Executive editor
Executive editor
Executive editor
Sedition Act, Section 298A of the Penal Code (Religious harmony)Their front-page cover on May 27 had featured a photo of Muslims praying on the first day of Ramadan with the title “Malaysian Terrorist Leader”, referring to an unrelated cover story about the Islamic State’s next leader, which was widely perceived to be misleading and insensitive to Muslims.
2017-05-15Premesh ChandranMalaysiakiniCEOCMAKiniTV, a subsidiary of Malaysiakini had aired an allegedly offensive video which Premesh has been previously charged for in November 2016.
2017-05-15Mandeep Singh
Chan Tsu Chong
Zoe Randhawa
BersihSecretariat Manager
Outreach Coordinator
Advocacy & Education Coordinator
Section 9(5) Peaceful Assembly ActInvestigated for their involvement in a solidarity candlelight vigil held for Maria Chin in 2016.
2017-04-24Sevan Doraisamy
Thomas Fann
Rama Ramanathan
Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearance (CAGED) (Coalition of 48 NGOs monitoring cases of missing persons)Suaram Executive Director
Engage chairman
Bersih 2.0 special committee member
Sec 505(b) Penal Code (Statements conducing to public mischief)Questioned over potential foreign influences.
2017-04-13Unnamed 19-year-oldLabourerSec 233 (2)(a) CMA 1998, Sec 4 Sedition Act 1948, Sec 500 Penal Code (Punishment for defamation)Allegedly insulted the Sultan of Terengganu on social media.
2017-04-12Unnamed 48-year-old. Arrested in Brickfields, KLBusinesswomanSec 233, CMAAllegedly made an offensive statement against the Sultan of Johor and the Johor royal institution via Facebook.
2017-04-11Unnamed 48-year-old. Arrested in Klang, SelangorSec 505(b) Penal Code (Statements conducing to public mischief), Sec 233 CMAPhotographed holding a placard with insulting words against a national leader which was posted on Facebook
2017-04-04Ahmad Taufik Bin Mohd Ali. Arrested in Kuantan.Sedition ActAllegedly made an insulting Facebook comment against the Sultan of Pahang regarding a child who had drowned to death in a bauxite mine.
2017-03-27Siti Noor Aishah AtamUniversity MalayaMaster's StudentSosma, Section 130JB of the Penal Code (Posession of items associated with terrorist groups/acts)Previously arrested under Poca. Rearrested for possessing a number of books found to be promoting Islamic State. Her Master's research was about terrorism.
2017-03-20Hew Kuan Yau (Superman)Former DAP memberCurator of Penang Asia Comic Cultural MuseumCMAMade a Facebook post which allegedly insulted the PM and wife.
2017-02-28Unnamed 64-year-old DatukBloggerSec 500 Penal Code, Sec 4 Sedition ActAllegedly made defamatory and seditious blog posts about national leaders.
2017-02-25Seven teenagers. Arrested in Johor Bahru.Detained to be questioned about a planned protest.
2017-02-1219-year-old. Arrested in Johor Bahru.Sec 233(1)(a) CMAAllegedly made an offensive remark about TMJ on Whatsapp.
2017-02-08Muhammad Zul Apis Baharum (Mat Tere), 29-year-old. Arrested in Kota Bharu.Sec 233(1)(a) CMARecorded on video making allegedly offensive remarks about TMJ. His release was later secured by TMJ.
2017-01-24Jules Ong
Channel News Asia (Singapore)Freelance journalistsArrested for broadcasting a live coverage of authorities dismantling an Orang Asli blockade at Gua Musang.
2017-01-18Unnamed 43-year-old. Arrested in Bandar Baru Sentul, KLLabourerRemanded to aid investigations of offensive statements made against the Sultan of Johor via Facebook.
2017-01-15Unnamed 45-year-old. Arrested in Miri, Sarawak.Administrator of Facebook account ‘Sarawak Update’Sec 500 Penal Code, Sec 233 CMAArrested to facilitate investigations into a post made on their account which allegedly insulted a Sarawak Minister and contained a racial slur
2017-01-14Unnamed 17-year-old student. Arrested in Mukah, Sarawak.Sec 500 Penal Code, Sec 233 CMAAllegedly made sinister remarks on her Facebook about the late Chief Minister of Sarawak, Adenan Satem.

Aliran's Crackdown Watch 2016

Those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act and other restrictive laws
Date investigated/ arrestedNameOrganisationPositionLawsRemarks
2016-12-22Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil

Norhayati Shahrom
Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka)President

Section 233(1)(a) of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act.Were arrested by Johor police yesterday and are being investigated for allegedly insulting the Johor Sultan in a Facebook post highlighting logging on land owned by the Sultan. If found guilty, they can be fined up to RM50,000, jailed up to one year in prison, or both.
2016-11-26Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque (Zunar)CartoonistSection 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.Remanded for a day. Under investigation for insulting Prime Minister Najib Razak.
2016-11-26Violet Yong
Dr Ting Tiong Choon
David Wong Kee Woan
DAPPending assemblywoman

Member of parliament

Member of parliament
Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012,
Sedition Act
were summoned to record their statements yesterday regarding a protest held outside the Sarawak assembly building last Wednesday morning. To demand for more transparency in the state government’s reportage of its finances and voice their disapproval over the suspension of state DAP leader Chong Chieng
2016-11-23Bong Kuet Vui, Dr. Kelvin Yii, Abdul Aziz IsaDAPAssistantsPeaceful Assembly Act 2012, Sedition Actsummoned to record statement for protest held outside Sarawak assembly building.
2016-11-18Maria Chin Abdullah,
Mandeep Singh,
seven supporters of the Bersih rally
Bersih 2.0Chairperson

Secretariat Manager
Article 124C of the Criminal Code, Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012Violation and attempt to commit activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy. Took them to the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters for questioning. The police also confiscated laptops, phones, and bank and payroll statements from the Bersih 2.0 office.
2016-11-18Steven Gan
Premesh Chandran
Section 233 (1)(a), Communications and Multimedia Act 1998Allegedly misused network facilities to spread a video deemed to be offensive. The video depicted former UMNO member Khairuddin Abu Hasan criticising Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali at a press conference.
2016-11-18Anthony LokeDAPMember of ParliamentSedition Act 1948Being held for sedition over a speech he allegedly made calling for the removal of Datuk Seri Najib Razak as prime minister. Loke’s arrest comes on the eve of the Bersih 5 rally
2016-11-11Yeu Bang Keng (Beng Kor)Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S)Activist Section 249 of the Communication and Multi-media Act 1998 Arrested for allegedly posting seditious comments online attributed to Chief Minister Adenan Satem. Also charged for refusal to provide his Facebook username and password to the police in their investigation.
2016-11-09Jufazli Shi AhmadYouth activistSection 500 of the Penal Code for defamation, Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948.Jufazli, who boasts close to 40,000 Facebook fans, was arrested by the police in Kuala Lumpur for his criticism of Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman and the Sabah government. He has yet to be chrages in court.
2016-11-06Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul RahmanParti Pribumi Bersatu youth leaderSection 4(1) of the Sedition Act.Investigation for an open letter he had written to the Sultan of Johor. The open letter, posted on Facebook, had asked that the Sultan reconsider his ban on street demonstrations in Johor.
2016-11-03Datuk Ambiga SreenevasanActivistSection 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA)under investigation over a speech allegedly made in Johor during Bersih 2.0’s nationwide tour. the investigation lasting for about half an hour and was carried out at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters, adding that she was represented by lawyer Raul Lee Bhaskaran.
2016-10-30Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni HanadzlahFormer Second Finance MinisterOfficial Secrets Act (OSA)Under investigation for his statements in Parliament concerning 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
2016-10-14Thomas Su Keong SiongDAPIpoh Timur MPSection 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012Charged a second time following an initial Sessions Court ruling which found Section 9(1) unconstitutional. Failed to notify the police 10 days prior to the Blackout 505 rally at Wisma Chin Woo on May 9 three years ago.
2016-10-06Datuk Seri Anwar IbrahimImprison activist and former Deputy Prime MInister of MalaysiaDefamationSeri Anwar Ibrahim filed a defamation suit against former Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Permatang Pauh and two others for implicating him of bribing judges and prosecutors. The court sets date for the following year.
2016-09-28Tian Chua,
Tamrin Ghafar, Haris Ibrahim, Hishamuddin Rais, Adam Adli,
Safwan Anang.
KeadilanParliament Member,
Former MP,
Social Activist,
Social Activist,
Student leader,
Student leader
Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948.has been sentenced to three months’ prison and fined RM1,800 for uttering seditious words at a May 13 forum three years ago. The other five individuals pleaded not guilty, with their trials conducted separately.

2016-09-19Sidek KamisoJournalistSection 233 of the CMA 1998Arrested for alleged social media posts on the death of PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Dr Haron Din. The offence is punishable with a fine not exceeding RM50,000, or imprisonment not exceeding a year, or both.
2016-08-30Abdullah Zaik Abd RahmanIkatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma)PresidentSection 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Actguilty of sedition, over an article published on the NGO's website two years ago.
2016-08-22Wee Meng Chee (Namewee)Hip-hop artist and filmmakerSection 295 of the Malaysian Penal CodeA court in George Town remanded him to custody for four days, while police investigate him due to claims of his latest video insulting Islam. Wee stated that the video was meant to promote inter-religious harmony. He believed he did not hing wrong and return to face any charges against him.
2016-08-25Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd MokhtarAmanahYouth vice-chiefSection 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act.found guilty for delivering a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in front of the Sogo Shopping Complex on Feb 21 last year. sentenced to eight months in jail by a Sessions Court.
2016-08-02Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah (Ratu Naga)Consultant, SepangCommunication and Multimedia 1998 ActAllegedly questioned by MCMC for leaving a comment on a photo posted on the PM's Facebook page, which stated that she found Rosmah Mansor to be acting affectionately (manja), cute and funny. She was charged earlier in 2016 with sedition for a different Facebook post.
2016-07-28R.S.N. RayerDAPLawyerSection 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948.Rayer was charged with uttering seditious words at the Penang state assembly at 9.30am on May 20, 2014. Was facing a jail term of up to three years, a RM5,000 fine, or both. Has been acquitted and discharged.
2016-07-13N. SurendranPKRLawyerSection 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948
Facing a charge of uttering seditious remarks relating to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy case at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya between 2pm and 4pm on Aug 8, 2014. Can be imprison up to three years or a maximum fine of RM5,000, or both, upon conviction. Obtained an order from the Court of Appeal here to stay his sedition trial at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur, scheduled for three days beginning July 20.
2016-07-22R SanjeevanMyWatch chairmanPrevention of Crime Act (Poca) 1959Detained barely a month after he claimed that authorities would nab him under the said law. The police are expected to make an application for remand tomorrow at the Jalan Duta High court. Under Poca, suspected criminals can be detained without trial for up to two years. He was also probed for offences related to the Immigration Act and under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001.
2016-06-05Pang Khee Teik,
Lew Pik-Svonn,
Arif Rafhan Othman
Arts for Grabs
Sec 4(1)(c), Sedition ActPolice held them on 4 June 2016 for statements to be taken in connection with probe into Fahmi Reza.
2016-06-03Fahmi Reza Graphic ArtistCommunication and Multimedia 1998 ActAllegations of improperly using network facilities and services to post satirical posters of Prime Minister Najib Razak and other Malaysian officials and institutions on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Also investigated for printing and selling seditious material which depicted the PM as a caricature of a clown printed on stickers.
2016-05-29Muhd Salman Zakaria @ LemeyFrom Tumpat, KelantanSec 233, Communications and Multimedia ActWanted for investigations for allegedly insulting the Johor royalty.
2016-05-29Arrasyidin MohamadAssistant cook, 23Sec 233, Communications and Multimedia ActPolice detained him on 28 May 2016 in Dengkil for allegedly making comments about the Johor prince over Facebook. Remand application filed in JB magistrate's court. Remanded for four days. Remand ended 4 June.
2016-05-26Nurul Izzah Anwar
Elizabeth Wong
Vice president
Selagor Adun
Sec 9(1), Peaceful Assembly Act, which requires a 10-day notice periodInvestigated on 27 May 2016 for participating in rallies outside Sungai Buloh Prison in February-March 2015 demanding the release of Anwar Ibrahim.
2016-05-25Masyhur Abdullah, 29, Twitter handle @thekeluangmanInsurance companyAssistant managerSec 233, Communications and Multimedia ActArrested on 25 May 2016 for allegedly insulting the Johor Crown Prince and owner of the Johor Darul Takzim football club over Twitter. Hauled up to the Batu 9 Police Station in Cheras and said to be on his way to the JB police headquarters to be taken to the Johor High Court for a remand order. Remanded for two days on 26 May 2016. Released.
2016-05-19S Arutchelvan
V Selvam
Sevan Doraisamy
Central committee
Central committee
Executive director
Sec 9(5), Peaceful Assembly Act, which stipulates a 10-day notice period before a public assembly
Sec 143, Penal Code, which addresses unlawful assemblies.
Interviewed in Dang Wangi for their role in organising a May Day rally.
2016-04-29Zakiah KoyaThe Heat MalaysiaJournalistSedition ActTo be questioned by the police on 29 April over her report, “Ousting Najib by all means”, which was based on a press conference held by several prominent political leaders on 4 March 2016. But police informed that Bukit Aman is taking over the case and they would call if the want to take her statement.
2016-04-28Maran 'Gunalan' Muniandy', 38-year-old from Kampung Stesen, KamuntingSedition Act 1948; Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.Arrested for allegedly making a provocative Facebook posting that insulted Islam on 7 September 2015. Remanded one day.
2016-04-28Muhammad Amirul Azwan, 19Section 233, Communications and Multimedia Act 1998Allegedly insulted a member of the Johor royal family online.
2016-04-2726-year-oldFactory workerSec 4 (1), Sedition Act
Sec 298, Penal Code for causing religious disharmony.
Penang police arrested a man who allegedly posted offensive and vulgar comments against a religion on Facebook. Police had received a police received a tip-off on the Facebook posting through Whatsapp on 25 April 2016. Suspect remanded for three days until 29 April 2016.
2016-04-26Azmin AliPKR
Deputy president
Menteri Besar
Sedition ActPolice recorded Azmin’s statement for close to 90 minutes at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters today over the #BebasAnwar billboards in Selangor, which have been taken down by the police.
2016-04-24Kow Gah ChieMalaysiakiniReporterSection 505(c), Penal Code for publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report with intent to incite or which is likely to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community of persons.Six reports were lodged against her for an allegedly misleading article quoting BN Nangka incumbent representative Dr Annuar Rapaee.
2016-04-13Azrul Mohd Khalib
Section 4, Sedition ActInvestigated for sedition for his role in starting an online signature campaign on the online signature campaign for the Mahathir Mohamad-led Citizens’ Declaration initiative.
2016-04-07Teo Kok Seong
Fung Kui Lun
Rasah MP
Bukit Bintang MP
Peaceful Assembly ActSummoned for questioning at Sentul Police Station on 14 April 2016 over a protest march of MPs on 7 April condemning the arrest of Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli and calling for his release.
2016-04-07Siti KasimLawyerArrested for criminal intimidation and for allegedly obstructing a public servant on 3 April 2016 during a raid on a closed-door event organised by the transgender community. Released on police bail an hour later.
2016-04-06Rosdan BaharomSinger in 80's rock band BloodshedLead singerAfter he 'liked' a caricature of PM Najib in Facebook, Rasdan was summoned for questioning by police as a "witness".
2016-04-05Chan Ming KaiPKRIndera Kayangan AdunSection 186, Penal CodeArrested for allegedly obstructing the installation of the tower in Taman Jaya Diri, Kangar and obstructing policemen on duty.
2016-04-05Rafizi RamliPKRPandan MPOfficial Secrets Act 1972Arrested outside Parliament gates at about 6pm on 5 April 2016. Probed for his revelation of an excerpt of the attorney general's report on 1MDB proving that 1MDB was partly to blame for delays in the Armed Forces Fund Board's (LTAT) gratuity payments. on 6 April, magistrate remanded him for three days.
2016-04-04Mohd Shazni Munir MohdParti Amanah NegaraVice-head of youth wingSection 4(1), Sedition Act;
Section 124C, Penal Code (for attempting to carry out activities that affected parliamentary democracy)
Detained to assist in investigation on a seditious statement inciting the people to topple the government through street demonstrations in the previous week. Remanded for two days on 5 April. Released on police bail on 6 April 2016, 12.30pm. Court mention on 20 April.
2016-04-02Muhammad Zhafran Muhammad ZuhdiCookSection 504, Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.Charged on 6 April 2016 with pasting a caricature of the prime minister on a police MPV during an anti-GST rally in on 2 April 2016. Pleaded not guilty. Freed by the magistrate's court on 28 April 2016 after paying a police compound of RM500.
2016-04-03Ira SophiaHost of transgender charity eventSection 9 Syariah offences and one other sectionDetained by Jawi officers during a raid on the hotel and released a day later.

2016-04-02@drcolinfuTwitter userSeditionIGP Khalid Abu Bakar issued an order for police to arrest a Twitter user for warning US Department of Justice officials (visiting KL as part of a probe into 1MDB) about Khalid.
2016-03-31Karen Cheah
Charles Hector Fernandez
Francis Pereira
R Shanmugam
Malaysian BarSecretary
Sec 4(1) of Sedition ActThey were called in for questioning by police on 31 March 2016 over motion they proposed at the Malaysian Bar’s recent AGM which urged Attorney General Apandi Ali to resign over his handling of the 1MDB cases and the transfer of a huge sum of money into the PM's personal accounts.
2016-03-30Unnamed 26-year-oldEngineerArrested on 30 March for allegedly uploading offensive and insulting comments about PM Najib Razak on the Facebook account of a news portal in reaction to an article on 25 March 2016. Statement recorded on statement was recorded at MCMC office in Cyberjaya on 28 March 2016.
2016-03-29Dr Mahathir MohamadFormer prime ministerSeditionPolice are probing Mahathir for possible sedition. Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said Mahathir's purported call for Malaysians to look “beyond the confines of the Federal Constitution” and seek the Rulers’ help is seditious.
2016-03-29Five men aged 30-50Taxi driversPolice said a group of protesting taxi drivers were asked to disperse but there were some of them who prevented the police from carrying out their duties.
2016-03-29Lee Khai LoonPKRMachang Bubok AdunSec 4(1)(b), Sedition ActProbed for accused the police of practising double standards in carrying out their enforcement in taking down illegal billboards.
2016-03-25R SivarasaPKRSubang MPSec 233, Communications and Multimedia ActSivarasa was said to have shared in his Facebook website the front page of the TIME magazine which was modified by placing the photograph of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with the caption "No.2 Dalam Senarai Rasuah" (No.2 In the Corrupt List) whereas the magazine had never published such a front page. Statement recorded at Dang Wangi Police Headquarters on 25 March 2016. Charged in the Sessions Court on15 April 2016.
2016-03-07Nurul Izzah AnwarPKRVice-presidentSec 504, Penal Code; s 233 Communications and Multimedia Act (for the offence of improper use of network facilities or network service)Police questioned Nurul Izzah after she reposted on Instagram a controversial sketch of PM Najib with clown face makeup. Nurul declined declined to answer the police by exercising her right to remain silent.
2016-03-04Badrul Hashim @ ChegubardPKR
Rembau branch leaderOfficial Secrets Act 1972Police called him to give a statement about his revelation of Selangor government secret documents on timber concessions.
2016-02-26Jahabar Sadiq
Lionel Morais
V Anbalagan
Abdur Rahman Koya Srihanasham Noordin
Malaysian InsiderChief editor
Managing editor
Asst news editor
Asst chief sub-editor
Section 8 (a), Printing Presses and Publications Act;
s233, Communications and Multimedia Act;
s124 (i), Penal Code for dissemination of false reports.
Five of them questioned for four hours at Bukit Aman on 26 February 2016. Police said they are finding out if the way TMI got its info was against the law. The five also gave statements to MCMC.
TMI article "“Enough proof to charge Najib over SRC, says MACC oversight committee” was said to have caused “confusion” among the public regarding MACC’s operations review panel.
2016-02-20Muhamad Isyraf ShamsuddinSec 233 (1)(a) or (3), Communications and Multimedia ActPolice report lodged on 10 February 2016 for allegedly insulting remarks made by him against the Johor Sultan on 5 February 2016 on Facebook. He handed himself in at Kulai Police Station on 20 April and was remanded for four days on 21 April 2016. Charged on 27 April 2016. Pleaded not guilty. Released on RM4,000 bail. Mention on 2 June 2016.
2016-02-17Mohd Salehuddin Abd Samad,
Arifin Abu Bakar
Social activist

They claimed trial to a charge of taking part in an illegal street protest against a deve­lopment project in Ampang Jaya district. Bail set at RM2,500 in one surety each. Next mention on 17 March.
2016-02-15Dr Mahathir MohamadFormer premierAlleged to be slanderous.Police recorded a statement from Mahathir about a 5 February post titled "Malaysia's shame" on his blog.
2016-01-31Fahmi RezaActivist and graphic designCommunications and Multimedia Act.Police issued a warning to him after he tweeted a sketch of PM Najib with clown make-up. Appointment with police on 28 February 2016. Charged on 6 June 2016 for for allegedly posting an image of Najib in clown makeup on 31 January 2016 through his Instagram account. Charged on 10 June 2016 for allegedly posting on Facebook a fake warning poster by the MCMC that depicted an image of Prime Minister Najib Razak in clown makeup.
2016-01-26Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah (Ratu Naga)Consultant, SepangSection 233(3), Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which carries a maximum of one year jail, a RM50,000 fine, or both.Accused of posting an insulting comment on Facebook profile Ratu Naga on 6 October 2015, criticising PM Najib and MPs for signing the TPP agreement, saying it amounted to selling out the country. She claimed trial. The Sessions Court set bail at RM7,000, and fixed 22 March for next mention.
2016-01-23Amir Abd HadiSuaramCoordinatorSection 105 of the Criminal Procedure CodeArrested after anti-TPPA rally. Police said he was suspected of being part of an anarchist group. Amir had earlier exposed letters from Sosma detainees who claimed they had been tortured.
2016-01-15Esther Ng Sek YeeThe Star Media GroupSunday Star editor-Police at Dang Wangi questioned her for 45 minutes over former law minister Zaid Ibrahim’s blog post on a recent court ruling in M Indira Gandhi’s conversion-custody case.
2016-01-10Sivarajan Arumugam Silvarajah Erusam Saiful Adli Jamian Mohd Afiq Bin AyobPSM
Peaceful Assembly ActArrested for holding a candlelight vigil outside the Johor Baru Utara police headquarters to express solidarity with PSM committee member Khairul Nizam Ghani, who was under arrest for a sedition investigation.
2016-01-08Khairul Nizam Abd GhaniPSMCentral committee memberArrested again, this time supposedly for a Facebook post he made in June 2015, but it is unclear what the posting was. Three day remand.

MP Sim Tze Tzin had posed an oral question in Parliament requesting the Home Minister to state how many cases had been investigated under the Sedition Act 1948, the number of arrests made and the number of cases where charges had been filed in court from 1948 to 2015.

In a reply on 17 June 2015 (ref. 7983), the House was informed that the police did not have records of such cases from 1948. Instead, police records show that from 2008 to 22 February 2015, 409 cases had been investigated under the Sedition Act. The status of these cases are as follows:

26 – charges pressed in court
99 – still under investigation
30 – referred to the DPP
116 – required further investigation
138 – NFA (No Further Action)

This is a list by year that Aliran has compiled of all those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act and other restrictive laws. If you see any inaccuracies or would like to update the remarks, please email us at aliran.malaysia (at) yahoo (dot) com

Aliran's Crackdown Watch 2015

Those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act and other restrictive laws
Date investigated/ arrestedNameOrganisationPositionLawsRemarks
2015-12-28Khairul Nizam Abd GhaniPSMCentral committee memberSedition Act; Communications and Multimedia ActSurrounded by several police officers during a forum held in Kuala Terengganu on 25 December 2015. Asked to give statement on 28 December. Detained for criticising Khalid Ismath's arrest made under the Sedition Act.
2015-12-2144-year-old womanTrader, Kluang, Johors 4(1). Sedition ActArrested and then remanded for three days for insulting the police through Facebook. She had expressed dissatisfaction with the police, claiming the police had beaten up her son and asked for money.
2015-12-21Mohd Ali Baharom @ Ali TinjuArmyVeteranSedition ActArrested over remarks he made at the Kota Raya mall prior to a melee that left two people injured
2015-12-1940-year-old man
39-year-old man
Triang, Pahang
s4 (1), Sedition ActBelieved to have insulted the Sultanate of Johor and the royal family via social media. Second suspect uploaded photos of Johor royalty to Facebook. Remanded four days.
2015-12-17Noor Farida AriffinG25RepresentativeSection 4 (1), Sedition ActFive police reports were lodged against her following following her recent call to review Islamic laws governing khalwat. Sedition probe started. But police reportedly appear to be tardy in response to threats of bodily harm against the former judge and G25 rep.
2015-12-04Joe Haidy SulaimanLetakJawatan Facebook pageAdministratorSection 233, Multimedia and Communications Act for publishing indecent, obscene, false, menacing, or offensive materials to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person.
Sec 499 for criminal defamation.
Summoned and questioned for three hours at MCMC for for allegedly defaming Najib on LetakJawatan. Called in again for questioning this time by police on 20 April 2016.
2015-11-26Faisal RohbanSocial userSeditionPolice are probing him for his statement linking the murders of Altantuya, Shaaribuu, Hussain Ahmad Najadi, Kevin Morais and S Balasubramaniam to Najib and Rosmah.
2015-11-23Tawfik IsmailG25MemberSection 4(1)(b), Sedition ActPolice are probing him for his remarks that Jakim should be abolished as the department had no role in the constitution.
2015-11-22Akmal NasirNational Oversight and WhistleblowerDirectorPolice are investigating based on a police report lodged by Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) director-general Abdullah Samsudin over allegations that a Federal Minister misappropriated funds from the foundation.
2015-11-17Bad Latif MansorHusband of Nashita Mohd Noor dan father of Asiah Latif, who had earlier been called for questioning.Called in for questioning re: Bersih 4
2015-11-16Zaid IbrahimFormer law ministerSedition Act; later Section 233(1)(a), Communication and Multimedia Act 1998,Questioned by police on 16 November 2015 over a speech calling for Najib Razak's removal. Transcript of his speech at the Selangor Royal Club on 2 September 2015 was uploaded on his blog in a post titled 'Rally behind Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad'. Charged for using the internet and consciously issuing offensive remarks through the blog post with the intention to hurt the feelings of others. 22 January 2016 fixed for mention.
2015-11-13Alvin TanBloggerSedition ActFive police reports lodged in Johor over this provocative postings on Islam on Facebook. To be probed under Sedition Act. His Facebook page has since been deleted.
2015-11-0623-year-old Kuantan manSection 233 (1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.Arrested at roadblock an hour after allegedly insulting a traffic police officer on Facebook for issuing him a summons for modifying his car exhaust system.
2015-10-22Dr Mahathir MohamadFormer prime ministerSection 500 of the Penal Code, which touches on defamation and carries a two-year jail term, a fine, or both upon conviction.Police have opened three investigation papers probing allegedly defamatory statements Mahathir had made at the Bersih 4 rally on 29-30 August 2015. Of the three papers, one was completed and referred to the attorney general's chambers on 9 October 2015 for further action.
The remaining two are still in progress. Questioned at his office for 45 minutes on 6 November 2015.
2015-10-22Hanipa MaidinAmanahSepang MPSedition ActPolice are probing him over a over a Malaysiakini report entitled Don't be a 'yes man', Amanah tells AG which ran on 21 October 2015. The journalist who wrote the report was also summoned to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters on 22 October 2015 to give a statement.
2015-10-16Sivarasa RasiahPKRSubang MPSection 4(1)(b), Sedition ActQuestion at Dang Wangi Police Station on 17 October 2015. Will be charged on 20 October for allegedly saying during the 7 March 2015 'Kita Lawan' rally that the judiciary was used by Umno to incriminate Anwar Ibrahim.

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2015-10-7Khalid IsmathPSMActivistSection 233, Communications and Multimedia Act; later
Sedition Act
Arrested at his office in Klang over a posting regarding a case involving a Kamal Hashim and the Sultan of Johor. Police have confiscated his cellphone, computer and modem. Taken to Johor on remand. Remanded for two days on 8 October. Then remanded for four days under Sedition Act. Charged in the Johor Baru Sessions Court on 13 October 2015 with three counts of sedition on the Johor royalty and another 11 counts under the Communications and Multimedia Act. He was denied bail.
2015-09-29Shahbudin HusinUmnoBlogger, former journalist, Umno memberSection 233, Communications and Multimedia Act for improper use of network facilities or network services, which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000, a two-year jail term or both.Questioned by MCMC officer for two hours over a blog post. On 20 September, he had asked in his blog why Zahid Hamidi's official visit to Indonesia coincided with his son's wedding rection in Jakarta. He also asked who footed the bill for the trip.
2015-09-29zunar.myZunar's sales assistant, who operates online sales of his latest book 'Sapuman-Man of Steal' on the website zunar.mySedition ActCalled in for questioning scheduled for 5 October 2015
2015-09-28Matthias ChangKhairuddin Abu Hassan's lawyerSection 124L, Penal Code for attempting to commit 'sabotage'.Called in to have his statement recorded. Detained on 8 October 2015, when he was visiting Khairuddin Abu Hassan. Immediately embarked on a hunger strike. Charged on 12 October 2015. KL High Court ruled on 18 November 2015 that he cannot be charged under Sosma. Released on RM10,000 bail, but passport surrendered.
2015-09-25Abdul Rahim Thamby ChikFormer Malacca chief ministerSection 4(1)(c), Sedition Act.
Alternatively, Section 233(1)(a), Communications and Multimedia Act
Charged with publishing a post on his Facebook account alleging that Selangor Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah was an apostate. Charged in the Sessions Court on 5 October 2015. Allowed bail at RM7,000 with one surety. Re-mention on 5 November. On 1 March 2016, the Sessions Court rejected his representation to drop the sedition charge. Mention fixed for 19 April 2016.
2015-09-25Jamal Md YunusCoalition of Malay NGOsChairmanSection 105, Criminal Procedure CodeArrested at 8.50pm on 25 September 2015 after he reported to the Ampang Police Station for questioning on the red shirt rally that was planned for the next day. Released on 26 September night.
2015-09-18Khairuddin Abu HassanFormer Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief-turned-whistleblowerSection 124(c), Penal Code for activities deemed detrimental to parliamentary democracy. Later arrested under Sosma to be probed under Sections 124K, 124L, Penal Code for sabotage and attempting to sabotage the state. Detained under Section 4(5) Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (2012). Charged under Section 124L, Penal Code for attempting to commit 'sabotage'.Arrested while he was on his way to meet with FBI representatives with his lawyer Matthias Chang, also banned from leaving the country, regarding possible money-laundering at 1MDB. Remanded for six days. Freed by KL magistrate's court on 23 September but re-arrested under Sosma. Could be detained for up to 28 days without trial. Warded in HKL for suspected dengue on 25 September 2015. He filed a writ of habeas corpus on 2 October 2015 challenging his detention order. Charged in the session’s court on 12 October 2015 with attempting to sabotage Malaysia’s financial and banking systems. Moved from Dang Wangi Police Station to Sungai Buloh Prison. Withdraws habeas corpus bid on 13 October 2015. KL High Court ruled on 18 November 2015 that he cannot be charged under Sosma. Released on RM10,000 bail, but passport surrendered.
2015-09-18Mohd Asri Zainul AbidinPerlis muftiSedition ActProbed over a Facebook post just before Bersih 4 on 29-30 August 2015. Asri had described as heroes those who rise up to fight traitors and cruel leaders.
2015-09-18Steven SimDAPBukit Mertajam MPHe has been asked to present himself at the Perda Police Station near Bukit Mertajam on 19 September 2015 over his involvement in Bersih 4.
2015-09-18Azmin AliPKRSelangor Menteri BesarSection 42F, Peaceful Assembly Act; Section 8 regarding the use of banned T-shirts, and Section 41C, Peaceful Assembly ActProbed under three different sections over his involvement in Bersih and for remarks about the IGP, Khalid Abu Bakar, during the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign. He is expected to challenge the Home Ministry for banning the word Bersih on yellow T-shirts.
2015-09-17Ambiga Sreenevasan
Elizabeth Wong
G Manivannan
Bukit Lanjang Adun
Kapar MP
Section 8, Printing Presses and Publications Act for possession of banned publications without a lawful excuseQuestioned for wearing yellow Bersih T-shirts in violation of a gazette under PPPA outlawing such T-shirts. The trio will be filing for a review to challenge the gazette order.
2015-09-16Two males, aged 24 and 30.Participants at Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu (red shirts) rallySecton 143, Penal CodeArrested by police at the rally after scuffling as rally goers tried to break through a police barricade and enter Jalan Petaling in KL.
2015-09-07Chua Tian ChangPKRBatu MPSection 8(1), Printing Presses and Publication Act (PPPA)Investigated for wearing a Bersih 4 T-shirt during the Bersih 4 rally. Questioned for 15 minutes at the Dang Wangi Police Station.
2015-09-07Rafizi RamliPKRSecretary generalSection 505(b), Penal Code, which covers making statements that would alarm the publicQuestioned by police on whether he called for the arrest of PM Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor at the Bersih 4 rally on 29-30 August.
2015-09-07Ong Zhi Qi
Chan Kai Meng
Construction site supervisor
Section 505(b), Penal Code for intending to cause fear or alarm to the public.Called in by police to give statements for allegedly stomping on a picture of PM Najib Razak and Pas president Hadi Awang
2015-09-01Jannie Lasimbang
SM Muthu
Mathew Yong
Stephen Wong
Henry Shim
Sabah Bersih 4
Sabah Bersih 4
Kota Kinabalu DAP
Sabah coordinator
Sandakan MP
Youth leader
Section 124(B), Penal Code; Section 9(5), Peaceful Assembly Act, among others.Called in by police to give their statements in connection with police investigations into last weekend's Bersih gathering at the Likas Bay Park. On 21 October, Jannie Lasimbang was charged under the Peaceful Assembly Act at the Kota Kinabalu Magistrate's Court for failing to give 10 days notice of the rally.
2015-09-01Maria Chin Abdullah
Sarajun Hoda
Masjaliza Hamzah
Farhana Halim
Fadiah Nadwa
Mandeep Singh
Adam Adli
Bersih 2.0Steering committee membersSections 124C, and
section 141 read together with section 120, Penal Code
Maria called in for questioning at Bukit Aman on 2 September 2015. Expected to be charged on 3 October 2015.
2015-08-31Bilqis HijjasDancer and performer
Section 504, Penal Code for intentional insult. Later changed to s14, Minor Offences Act Seksyen 14.Mall police detained her after she dropped yellow balloons on an arts event attended by Najib and Rosmah. The balloons bore the words "Democracy", "Free Media" and "Justice". Released after her statement was recorded. Charged on 23 September under a charge that carries a maximum fine of RM100. Pleaded not guilty. Bail set at RM500. Re-mention on 26 October 2015.
2015-08-2925 individuals from Malacca and 1 from NilaiPrinting Presses and Publications Act 1984Arrested on 29 August 2015 night for wearing Bersih T-shirts and released the following day.
2015-08-28104 person picked up including a few foreigners Section 143, Penal Code; Section (4)(1)(b), Sedition Act; and Section 6, Selangor Entertainment and Places of Entertainment EnactmentArrested when police raided the alternative entertainment venue Rumah Api during a performance by the band Virginia on Duty at the 'Party Tonight, Revolution Tomorrow' event, which also featured Carburetor Dung, Blind Tribe and Badass Farmer. The performances were held on the eve of the Bersih 4 rally. All except one Indonesian national released by 1 September 2015.
2015-08-26Khairol Najib
Lau Yi Leong
Ammar Atan Mustapha Kamal
Lee Chung Lun
Saw Jia Ying
Ng Xiang Yi
Oung Kang Wei
Sharafi Ilman
Teo Ann Siang Faizzudin
Zul Asraf
Awis Al-Qarni
Soh Sok Hwa
KC Heng
Low Jian Sheng
Wufi UIA
Wufi UIA
Secretariat member
Section 124, Penal Code;
Peaceful Assembly Act
Arrested after staging Occupy Parliament on the road outside Parliament. Taken straight to Jinjang polcie lock-up.
Remanded for three days from today. Ng Xiang Yi and Lee Chung Lun were called in by USM for a hearing on 27 November 2015.
2015-08-14Hanif Mahpa
Afiqah Zulkifli
Majlis Perwakilan Mahasiswa UIA
UIA Student Representatives Council
ExCo member
Suspended for two semesters (one year)They had organised a forum on the GST and invited opposition PKR MP Rafizi Ramli.
2015-08-13Syefura OthmanDAPMemberSection 4(1), Sedition ActInformed via text message to be present at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at 10.00am on 14 August 2015 for her statement to be recorded. Police went to her house on 12 August night looking for her. Police reports lodged over many issues. One of them it is relating to a post allegedly insulting the Sultan.
2015-08-12Adrian Lim Chee En Mohd Faddhli Abdul JaidBersih 2.0VolunteersCaught on scene trying to hang up a Bersih banner at a roundabout. Arrested and taken to PJ Police District Headquarters. Released two hours later at 12.45am on 13 August after police said it was a misunderstanding.
2015-08-07Rohaizad YaakobMACCStrategic communications directorTransferred to PM's Department on 7 August after welcoming opposition leaders at MACC office on 6 August.
2015-08-05Dr Jeyakumar, Sivarajan, Arul, Saras, Nagen, Sugumaran, Bawani, and 32 others, mostly farmers and a couple of activistsPSMLeaders
Farmers from 22 areas facing eviction
Arrested at SUK Ipoh after they tried to get an appointment to meet with the Perak MB. Police arrested them when they refused to disperse instead preferring to wait till they obtained an appointment.
2015-08-05Tan Kang SaiMACCSpecial ops division deputy directorSection 124, Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Questioned by police for more than three hours this afternoon about leaked 1MDB docs.
2015-08-05Roslan Che AmatMACCSpecial Ops division no. 3 officerSection 124, Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Roslan was questioned by police on 3 August and again on 5 August in connection with leaks of 1MDB investigation docs and info.
2015-08-04Sharifah Sofia Syed Rashid @ Sharifah @ Kapten SharifahFacebook account userCould face action under section 211 or 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.MCMC has asked the person to come forward. MCMC claimed the account had allegedly been used to disseminate false info that had threatened national security.
2015-08-04Two MACC officersMACCInvolved in the SRC International investigationSection 124, Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Asked to present themselves at Putrajaya district police headquarters.
Both were then arrested. Their rooms at the (MACC) special operations division and their homes were raided by police. Their laptops were also confiscated.
2015-08-04Clare Rewcastle-BrownSarawak ReportOwnerSection 124B and 124I, Penal Code for activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Warrant of arrest issued. But Clare said police would be unable to extradite her, given that the offences the police were accusing her of were non-existent in Britain. She was unclear as to whether she was accused of “forging false documents” or obtaining documents through “criminal leakages”.
2015-08-03I G ChandranMACCForensic chiefQuestioned at MACC Academy.
2015-08-03Bahri Mohd ZinMACCSpecial ops director, leading probe into SRC InternationalQuestioned by CID at MACC headquarters. Transferred to PM's Department on 7 August 2015
2015-08-03Tuan Roslan Tuan MatMACCSpecial ops division officerQuestioned by police at Putrajaya police headquarters.
2015-08-01Vince TanUniversity MalayaLaw studentRemanded for two days. Held in Petaling police station. Released on 4 August.
2015-08-01Safwan AnangActivistRemanded for two days. Held in Petaling police station. Released on 4 August.
2015-08-01MarwanSection 8, Explosive Act 1957 for possessing firecrackersHeld for allegedly having firecrackers during the 1 August 2015 #TangkapNajib protest.
2015-08-01Annie Ooi Siew Lan
Chang Lih Kang
Jay Jay Dennis
Nashita Md Noor
Hishammuddin Rais
Fahmi Zainol
Tan Kar Hing
Er Teck Hwa
Saw Hock Hin
Azira Aziz
Valerian Mohan Das a/p Chandra Mohan
Amir Hadiri Abd Hadi
Siddiqin Omar
Amin Landak
Noor Rashid Amirdin
Sylvester Lenin de Silva
Muslim Aquil
Azen Harith
Mat Shatry
Mohammad Afiq Arif
Rozan Azan Mat Rasip
Fong Mei Li
Section 1249, Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy. Carries jail term of up to 20 years.
Section 143, Penal Code for participating in an unlawful assembly; Carries jail term of six months jail, a fine or both.
For taking part in a #TangkapNajib protest near Sogo and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Taken to IPK KL and then moved to Jinjang lock-up the same night. All released on 2-3 August.
2015-08-01Ahmad Sazilee Abdul KhairiAttorney-General’s ChambersDPP seconded to the MACC to provide legal advice on 1MDB probeSection 124, Penal Code, for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Arrested. Not remanded as cops expect to conclude probe in a day. Released after police failed to get remand extension. Police removed computers and docs on 1MDB and its former subsidiary SRC International from his home.
2015-07-31Rashpal Singh Jespal SinghMalaysian Anti-Corruption Commission advisory board memberFormer memberSection 124, Penal Code, for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Arrested for questioning in connection with 1MDB investigation. PJ Sessions Court granted one-day remand from 1 August. Released after police failed to get remand extension.
2015-07-31Jessica Gurmeet KaurAttorney General's ChambersSpecial Task Force administration and finance secretariat headSection 124, Penal Code, for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.Arrested for questioning in connection with 1MDB investigation. PJ Sessions Court granted one-day remand from 1 August. Released after police failed to get remand extension. Sacked from the AG's Chambers. She is expected to file a judicial review of her termination and challenge the revoking of her PR.
2015-07-31Mandeep SinghBersih
Demi Malaysia movement
Secretariat member
Hauled up to give his statement on the planned "#TangkapNajib" protest on 1 August 2015 calling for Prime Minister Najib's arrest for alleged corruption and abuse of power. Remanded for four days from 1 August 2015 on the grounds that he had turned up at Dang Wangi police station yesterday, although he was actually attending another programme elsewhere. His lawyer said he was arrested to prevent him from participating in #TangkapNajib rally in KL on 1 August. Released on 4 August 2015.
2015-07-31Shukri Abd RazabLensa
Demi Malaysia movement
Communications officer
Sedition ActHauled up to give his statement on the planned "#TangkapNajib" protest on 1 August 2015 calling for Prime Minister Najib's arrest for alleged corruption and abuse of power. Remanded for six days from 1 August 2015. His lawyer said he was arrested to prevent him from participating in a #TangkapNajib rally in KL on 1 August. Released on 4 August 2015.
2015-07-31Adam AdliDemi Malaysia movementActivistHauled up to give his statement on the planned "#TangkapNajib" protest on 1 August 2015 calling for Prime Minister Najib's arrest for alleged corruption and abuse of power. Remanded for six days from 1 August 2015. His lawyer said he was arrested to prevent him from participating in a #TangkapNajib rally in KL on 1 August. Released on 4 August 2015.
2015-07-30Ambiga SreenevasanHakamPresidentSection 124 of the Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracyCalled in for questioning on 31 July 2015 for allegedly urging the public to take to the streets to demand the resignation of the prime minister.
2015-07-30Aziz BariConstitutional expertSection 4(1) of the Sedition ActOn 30 July 2015, soon after he announced he was joining the DAP, he was asked to report to police headquarters on 31 July 2015 for questioning. He had given an opinion in a Malaysiakini report entitled entitled 'Rulers flexing muscles in several states unhealthy' published on 7 May 2015 in Malaysia.
2015-07-23Ho Kay TatThe Edge Media GroupPublisher & CEOSection 124 Penal Code, for “activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy”.For allegedly using falsified documents in their exposes on 1MDB. Summoned by the police for questioning to explain the The Edge's exposes on the 1MDB.
2015-07-2226-year-old man from Bandar University Seri IskandarPapagomo Original Facebook accountOwnerSection 4(1) Sedition ActArrested allegedly for sharing a WhatsApp conversation alleging that IGP Khalid Abu Bakar had solicited a RM20,000 bribe from him to settle blogger Papagomo's case. Detained at Perak Tengah police station before being transferred to Bukit Aman for further investigation.
2015-07-22Tong Kooi OngEdge Media GroupOwnerSection 124 Penal Code
For allegedly using falsified documents in their exposes on 1MDB. Had been indirectly fingered by a series of news reports which claimed that a "media tycoon", among others, had been in touch with former PetroSaudi International Ltd executive Xavier Andre Justo. Travel ban imposed.
2015-07-22Rafizi RamliPKRPandan MPSection 124 Penal CodeProbe related to allegations that he was involved in the tampering and fabrication of documents related to 1MDB to oust Prime Minister Najib. Barred from entering Sarawak.
2015-07-22Tony PuaDAPPetaling Jaya Utara MPSection 124 Penal CodeProbe related to allegations that he was involved in the tampering and fabrication of documents related to 1MDB to oust Prime Minister Najib. Travel ban imposed.
2015-07-15Shaikh Hussein MydinBagan UmnoDivision chiefSection 4(1) Sedition ActArrested at 1.45pm for inciting hatred in connection with the riot at Low Yat. Released on police bail at 4.30pm on 16 July 2015.
2015-07-14Wan Mohd Azri Wan DerisPapa Gomo blog operatorSedition ActArrested at his home fFor spreading false news related to the brawls that had occurred at Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang over 11-12 July weekend. Remanded until 17 July.
2015-07-14Mohd Ali Baharom aka Ali TinjuMalay Armed Forces Veterans Association
Sekretariat Gabungan Sahabat 1Malaysia

Section 4(1)(b) Sedition ActDetained for making a racially-charged speech outside Low Yat plaza on 12 July 2015. Released with a bail of RM8,000 and one surety after pleading not guilty in the Sessions Court on 16 July 2015. Charged dropped by the AG on 17 September 2015 due to "insufficient evidence".
2015-07-09Anthony LokeDAPNational organising secretarySection 505(b) Penal CodeIGP tweeted an order for a sedition investigation after Loke said he did not rule out the possibility of a demonstration against PM Najib. Loke said this in response to a question from a reporter about the likelihood of such a gathering. Questioned for half an hour by Dang Wangi police on 14 July. Accompanied by lawyers.
2015-07-07N GobalakrishnanFormer Padang Serai MPSection 4(1) (b), Sedition Act, which carries a maximum of three years jail or RM5,000 or bothAlleged to have uttered the words when making a speech about a judge in relation to a particular case at Chow Kit on 7 July 2015. He claimed trial. Bail RM4,000. Next mention 23 October 2015
2015-07-04David OrokState Reform PartyMemberSection 4(1)(c) Sedition ActAlleged to have insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a Facebook posting while at his house in Tuaran on 4 July 2015. Initially pleaded not guilty. On 15 September 2015, he changed it to guilty plea at the Kota Kinabalu High Court. Sentenced to 16 months' jail.
2015-06-16Eric PaulsenLawyers for LibertyExecutive directorSections 504, 505, Penal Code for provocation and public mischiefOn 8 June, Paulsen had tweeted "Oh dear, under siege, can't answer for 1MDB disaster-cabut to do umrah. Alim lah konon," in response to Najib's disappearance when Sabah was hit with earthquakes. Police recorded his statement on 16 June.
2015-06-15Nga Kor MingDAPTaiping MPLibel suitPM Najib Razak and Rosmah filed the suit in response to Nga's Facebook posting on 29 March, with a picture titled "Siapa PM M'sia yang Sebenar? Jawab!" Letter of demand sent in April 2015; copy of claim sent to Nga on 15 June 2015.
2015-05-04Darell Leiking
and 21 others
PKRPenampang MPPeaceful Assembly ActHe and seven others had their Section 112 Criminal Procedure Code statements recorded in connection with their attendance at a Workers Day rally. Fourteen more are expected to be hauled up.
2015-05-04Jay Jay DenisResearch aide to Klang MP Charles SantiagoSection 505(b) Penal Code for allegedly making a statement that could cause fear, alarm and disrupt public orderIGP had cautioned Jay Jay against going overboard over his tweet criticising the arrests after the May Day rally. Asked to report at Bukit Aman on 5 May 2015. Turned up at 3.45pm and stepped out an hour later. The police want to confiscate his laptop.
2015-05-03Mohamad SabuPasDeputy presidentSection 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly); Section 4 Sedition ActSabu had spoken at the Workers Day rally. Police contacted him to have his statement recorded on 4 May. Arrested when he showed up at Dang Wangi Police Station at noon but was released at 5.30pm after 10 minutes questioning.
2015-05-03Khalid SamadPasShah Alam MPArrested when he turned up at the Dang Wangi police headquarters. Released on police bail the same day after keeping silent during questioning.
2015-05-03Fariz MusaJingga 13
Secretariat member
Arrested when he turned up at the Dang Wangi police headquarters. Released on police bail the same day after keeping silent during questioning.
2015-05-02Rafizi RamliPKRVice-president
Pandan MP
Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Told to go to KL police headquarters after 1 May Workers Day rally and was then arrested. Released at 1.00am on 3 May 2015 after statement recorded at midnight.
2015-05-02Tian ChuaPKRVice-president
Batu MP
Section 4(1)(c) Sedition Act; Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Told to report at police station, but he said he was already on the way to Permatang Pauh. Arrested and allegedly roughed up by police in Permatang Pauh and brought back to Dang Wangi Police Station in KL at 3.15am on 3 May 2015. Released on police bail later in the day after keeping silent during questioning. Two aides who filmed the arrest were also allegedly roughed up; the contents of their phones were then deleted.
2015-05-02Hishamuddin RaisActivistSection 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Arrested at home at 2.30pm by seven police personnel. Brought to Dang Wang district police headquarters. Released at 1.00am on 3 May 2015.
2015-05-0129 youths Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly); Section 4 Corrosive and Explosive Substances ActArrested and handcuffed after 1 May rally for allegedly releasing an orange smoke flare at the Workers Day rally in KL. The next day, at the Dang Wangi Police Station, 23 of the youths were remanded for three days, remanded extended by one day on 4 May 2015, freed after that; six minors were remanded for a day and released on 2 May at night. The lawyer for Zakaria Jamri said police were holding him for They (the police) are holding him because he had a "Guy Fawkes mask, some T-shirts and a flag".
2015-05-01S ArutchelvanPSMSecretary generalSedition Act; Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Arrested after Workers Day rally on 1 May 2015. Released the next day after remand application at the Jinjang police detention centre was rejected by a magistrate.
2015-05-01Hatta RamliPasCentral committee member
Kuala Krai MP
Sedition Act; Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Arrested after Workers Day rally on 1 May 2015. Released the next day after remand application at the Jinjang police detention centre was rejected by a magistrate.
2015-05-01Ambiga SreenevasanNegaraKu
Sedition Act; Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Arrested after Workers Day rally on 1 May 2015. Released the next day after remand application at the Jinjang police detention centre was rejected by a magistrate.
2015-05-01Anthony LokeDAPNational organising secretarySedition Act; Section 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Arrested after Workers Day rally on 1 May 2015. Released the next day after remand application at the Jinjang police detention centre was rejected by a magistrate.
2015-04-28Maria Chin AbdullahBersihCo-ChairpersonSection 143 Penal Code (unlawful assembly)Called in to give statement re: #KitaLawan rally on 28/3/15, arrested and then released. This move comes three days before the Workers Day rally on GST on 1 May 2015. Charged on 8 September 2015.
2015-04-28M Sarasvathy
S Nagesthiran and
two others
PSMNational deputy chair
MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj's political secretary
Arrested when trying to stop Perak MB Inc workers from digging trenches along farms that could eventually see the farmers evicted.
2015-04-15Dr Dzulkefly AhmadPasCalled in to give statement re: #KitaLawan rally on 28/3/15
2015-04-15Ustaz FakrulraziCalled in to give statement re: #KitaLawan rally on 28/3/15
2015-04-15Aiman AtirahCalled in to give statement re: #KitaLawan rally on 28/3/15
2015-04-11Danny Tan
Sidiqin Omar
Jimmy Puah
Tan Hong Pin
#KitaLawanPuah is PKR Bkt Batu Assembly person and Tan Hong Pin is DAP Mengkibol Assembly persons.9 Public Assembly ActDetained for organising #KitaLawan rally in Johor Baru to protest jailing of Anwar Ibrahim & implementation of GST
2015-03-31Irwan YahyaJingga 13s.4(1)(c) Sedition ActInvestigated for tweet criticising arrest of senior PR leaders by police & asking youths to step forward
2015-03-31Ho Kay TatThe Edge Media GroupPublisher & CEOs.4(1) Sedition Act & s.233 of Communications & Multimedia ActArrested over 25 March 2015 report claiming Conference of Rulers had rejected proposal to amend Federal Law to allow for implementation of Hudud laws in Kelantan.
2015-03-31Jahabar SadiqThe Malaysian InsiderChief ExecutiveDittoDitto
2015-03-30Lionel MoraisThe Malaysian InsiderManaging EditorDittoDitto
2015-03-30Amin Shah IskandarThe Malaysian InsiderBM section EditorDittoDitto
2015-03-30Zulkifli SulongThe Malaysian InsiderFeatures & Analysis EditorDittoDitto
2015-03-29Khalid SamadPasMP Shah AlamArrested for involvement in the #KitaLawan gathering. Armed police seized him from home at 3.20am early in the morning but released later the same day
2015-03-28Maria Chin Abdullah
Mandeep Singh
Sim Tze Tzin
Mohd Fariz Abd Talib @ Musa
Bersih 2.0
Bersih 2.0
Jingga 13
Bayan Baru MP
s. 4(2)(c) Peaceful Assembly ActAccused of taking part in the illegal assembly that began at Jalan Tun Perak and ended at Sogo shopping mall here between 3.15pm and 6pm on 2015. Pleaded not guilty. Case mention on 16 October 2015
2015-03-28Mohamad SabuPasDeputy PresidentArrested by 10 armed and masked police in Sg. Dua, Penang at 12.20am
2015-03-27Chang Lih KangPKRPerak State Legislative Assemblyman (SLA) Tejas.186 Kanun Keseksaan/Penal Code (menghalang penjawat awam dari melaksanakan tugas) dan s. 353 (mengguna kekerasan jenayah bagi menakutkan penjawat awam dari melaksanakan tugas) Kanun Keseksaan.Arrested for participating in "Duduk Bantah".
2015-03-27Tan Kar HingSLA Simpang PulaiDittoDitto
2015-03-27Michael Tamil
Chee Chu Sang
Gan Zhi Mou
Yong Ming Chong
2015-03-27Rafizi RamliPKRSecretary General, MP PandanSedition ActDetained for #KitaLawan gathering
2015-03-27Hishamuddin RaisActivistDetained. Abducted on the way to location of Duduk Bantah.
2015-03-27Tian ChuaPKRVice-President, MP BatuProbed for #KitaLawan gathering
2015-03-27Christopher LeongMalaysian BarFormer presidentSedition ActHis statement re: Anwar Ibrahim's guilty judgment
2015-03-26Dr Khoo Ying HooiUniversiti MalayaSenior Lecturer, Malaysian Insider columnistArrested for the article "Who Owns the Police" in Malaysian Insider (DAP)Editors.4 (1)(b) Sedition ActInvestigated for article "Demo anti-GST: Sampai bila Polis nak jadi Pak Turut Umno" dated 24 March 2015 which quoted Charles Santiago, MP Klang. The MP provided statement to the Bkt Aman police HQ
2015-03-23Michelle YesudasLawyers for LibertyLegal & Campaign CoordinatorSedition ActProbed for her tweet about murder/rape threats towards BFM Aisyah Tajuddin allegedly insulting hudud
2015-03-23Tony Pua Kiam WeeDAPMP PJ UtaraSedition ActProbed for his tweet on 16 March 2015 "Bastards. Real Bastards. Royal my foot" in response to Nurul's arrest on 16 March. Statement taken in Bkt Aman Police HQ
2015-03-23Aisyah Tajuddin and two othersRadio BFMBroadcasterss. 298 Penal Code &, s. 233 Communication & Multimedia ActProbed for insulting Hudud in radio programme
2015-03-2380 activists including
Dr Jeyakumar
PSMSg Siput MPs.21(1)(d) Akta Perhimpunan Awam & s. 447 Kanun Keseksaan atas kesalahan mencerobohHolding a sit-in to protest against implementing GST. 25 of them were remanded for two days.
2015-03-23Dr Hatta RamliPasKuala Krai MPs.21(1)(d) Akta Perhimpunan Awam & s. 447 Kanun Keseksaan atas kesalahan mencerobohHolding a sit-in to protest against implementing GST. Remanded for two days.
2015-03-23S ArutchelvanPSMSecretary-Generals.21(1)(d) Akta Perhimpunan Awam & s. 447 Kanun Keseksaan atas kesalahan mencerobohHolding a sit-in to protest against implementing GST. Remanded for two days.
2015-03-23Chegu BardActivists.21(1)(d) Akta Perhimpunan Awam & s. 447 Kanun Keseksaan atas kesalahan mencerobohHolding a sit-in to protest against implementing GST. Remanded for two days.
2015-03-22Eric PaulsenLawyers for LibertyFounder and executive directorSedition ActStatement on Hudud in his Tweet
2015-03-21Chang Lih Kang
Rozan Azen Mat Rasip
Lee Chean Chung
Sim Tze Tzin
Teja Adun
Batu MP special officer
Bayan Baru MP
s. 4(2)(c) Peaceful Assembly Act

Alleged to have taken part in a #KitaLawan rally that began at Sogo and ended at Jalan Tun Perak between 4.30pm and 5.05pm on 21 March 2015. Charged on 8 September 2015. Pleaded not guilty. Case mention on 16 October 2015
2015-03-20Tian ChuaPKRPKR vice-president, Batu MPDetained for investigation for #KitaLawan gathering
2015-03-20Bawani K SPSMYouth leader, Lawyers. 143 Kanun Keseksaan dan s.21(1)(d) AktaDItto
2015-03-20Fahmi ZainolStudent activistDittoDitto
2015-03-19S JayathasPKRHuman rights and legal bureau deputy chairDittoDitto
2015-03-16Nurul IzzahPKRDeputy President, Lembah Pantai MPSedition ActOriginally investigated for reading speech on behalf of Anwar Ibrahim, Opposition Leader in Parliament on 10 March. However arrested for speech made at #KitaLawan & not for speech in Parliament as earlier stated
2015-03-14Teo Kok SeongDAPYouth Chief, Rasah MPDittoDitto. Remanded for one day.
2015-03-14Mandeep SinghBersihActivistDitto. Charges were later filed under s.42(c) Peaceful Assembly Act (for organising or participating in a street protest), which carries a fine of up to RM10,000.Ditto. Remanded for three days. On 8 September, charges were filed.
2015-03-11Mohd Fakhrul Razi Mohd MokhtarPasMemberDittoDitto
2015-03-10Ng Wei AikDAPTanjung MPSedition ActPolice report lodged on 16 February 2015 MCA Youth deputy chief Ang Chor Keong.
Investigated for statement in Kwong Wah Yit Poh on 11 February 2015 titled 'Let the trumpet of reformasi sound' re Federal Court's decision in Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy II case. Asked to present himself at the Sessions Court on 6 November 2015.
2015-03-10Rafizi RamliPKRSecretary-General, Pandan MPs.143 Penal Code; s.9(5) Akta Perhimpunan AwamDetained for investigation for #KitaLawan gathering.
2015-03-08Nik Nazmi Nik AhmadPKRSelangor govt Exco memberDittoDitto. Remanded for three days.
2015-03-07Sivarasa RasiahPKRSubang MPs 4(1)(b), Sedition ActCharged on 21 October 2015 for a remark he made about Anwar at the #KitaLawan rally near KLCC on 7 March 2015.
2015-03-07Saifullah ZulkifliPKRYouth Leader, Kelana Jaya PKRDittoDetained for investigation for #KitaLawan gathering.
2015-02-28Adam Adli Abd Halim
Mohd Fariz Abd Talib @ Musa
Jingga 13
s. 4(2)(c) Peaceful Assembly ActAlleged to have taken part in a #KitaLawan unlawful gathering that began at Sogo and ended at Esplanade KLCC here between 4pm and 7.30pm on 28 February. Charged on 8 September 2015.
2015-02-27Dr Afif BahardinPKRPenang State Exco memberSedition ActInvestigated over comment regarding Federal Court decision on Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy 2 case
2015-02-23Nga Kor MingDAPTaiping MPs.4(1)(c) Sedition ActInvestigated for criticising Federal Court decision on Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy 2 case
2015-02-21Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd MokhtarFreelance lecturerSeditionAccused of committing sedition during a #KitaLawan rally at Sogo here around 4.30pm on 21 February. Charges filed on 9 September 2015.
2015-02-20Lawrence JeyarajActivists4(1)(c), Sedition Act; s233(1) Communications and Multimedia ActDetained overnight for tweeting about the Altantuya & Anwar Ibrahim court cases. Claimed trial when charged on 13 November 2015 at Mahkamah Duta.
2015-02-19S ArutchelvanPSMSecretary Generals.4(1)(b) Sedition Act, which carries a maximum RM5,000 fine or a jail term up to three years or both.Detained for statement regarding court's decision on Anwar sodomy II case. Charged on 23 November 2015. Bail set at RM5,000 and mention on 22 December 2015.
2015-02-18University SelangorStudents.4(1)(c) Sedition ActInvestigated based on post in Facebook which advertised plans to set off firecrackers at every court throughout Malaysia
2015-02-18University Sains MalaysiaStudentDittoDitto
2015-02-13Hassan KarimJohor PKRChairmanOriginally probed under s 499, Penal Code for defamation; later changed to s 4(1)(b) Sedition Act.Claimed trial to a charge under the Sedition Act in the Sessions Court in JB on 15 November 2015. This was relating to his remarks at a rally at Jalan Betik 1, Masai, at 9pm on 13 February 2015. Bail set at RM5,000 in one surety. 2 December 2015 fixed for re-mention. Sedition charge dropped when case came up for mention on 17 Feburary 2016. Bail of RM5,000 to be refunded.
2015-02-11Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque (Zunar)Activist, cartoonistSedition ActCharged (nine counts) for nine Tweets made on 10 February 2015 re: the Federal Court's decision in Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II.
During the hearing before the Sessions Court, Prosecution asked for the nine charges to be tried together, and also requested that maximum bail per charge (RM5,000) be considered separately.
2015-02-11Chong EngDAP Penang State Exco member & Chairperson, Penang Women's Development Corporations.298 Penal CodeInvestigated for allegedly uttering remarks about JAIS' Friday sermon advising women to "tutup aurat" to avoid rape, illicit sex and incest. She criticised JAIS for providing misleading info
2015-02-10Jimmy PuahPKRBukit Batu Adun, Johors. 9 of Peaceful Assembly ActCalled in for statement made in protest against court's decision on Sodomy II case.
2015-02-10Ng Wei AikDAPParliament MemberSection 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948Was charged on February 10, 2015 for an article he had written regarding the alleged re-emergence of the reformation movement. He has been acquitted. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was present to show his support and again called on Putrajaya to abolish the Sedition Act, which he claimed has been continuously used to penalised opposition parliamentarians.
2015-02-10Liow Cai TungDAPJohor Jaya AdunDittoDitto
2015-02-10Cheo Yee HowDAPPengkalan Rinting Adun, JohorDittoDitto
2015-02-10Anwar IbrahimSentenced to five years jail by the Federal Court
2015-02-09N GobalakrishnanFormer politicianInvestigated for tweeting that some Indian police officers are connected to drug gangsters
2015-02-07Three men and two womenSabah Sarawak Keluar MalaysiaSupporterss.4(2) Sedition ActDetained and remanded for two days for possession of pamphlets allegedly promoting secession from the Federation
2015-02-05Eric PaulsenLawyers for LibertyFounder and executive directorSedition ActArrested for issuing statement about Jakim in his Tweet on 9 January. The court set RM2,000 as bail.
2015-02-01Nine people including Azrie Situ
Jemmy Liku
Markus Ratu
Erick Jack William
Joseph Kolis
Sabah Sarawak Keluar MalaysiaSupporterss.4(2) Sedition ActArrested in Tuaran & charged with possessing seditious material & reportedly distributing pamphlets on Sabah's rights & a petition to support these rights. The Sessions Court has set 18-22 May 2015 for trial.
2015-01-16Ko Chung SenDAPKampar MPSedition ActInvestigated at Bkt Aman Police HQ re: statement on teaching Islamic Civilisation course in universities

Aliran's Crackdown Watch 2014

Those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act and other restrictive laws
Date investigated/ arrestedNameOrganisationPositionLawsRemarks
Alvin Tan
Vivian Lee
BloggersFilm Censorship Act, Sedition Act and the Penal Code.
Tan and his co-blogger Vivian Lee, 25, claimed trial in 2014 to three charges under the Film Censorship Act, Sedition Act and the Penal Code.
Both still face two charges under the Film Censorship Act and Sedition Act for a "Ramadan greeting" that was posted on their blog in 2014. Tan has since jumped bail and is now residing in Los Angeles, uS, where he is seeking political asylum.

2014-12-17Siti Aishah Shaik IsmailPKRLeaderProbed for quizzing Permata Funds
2014-12-08Haniza TalhaPKRSelangor state assembly memberProbed for quizzing Permata Funds
Zunar's webmaster
Webmaster managing Zunar's website and online bookstore
Section 4(1)(c), Sedition ActProbed for allegedly publishing seditious content in his cartoon books
2014-11-06Rizaldy Rafie
Raja Norita
Norliza Kassim
Zunar's assistantsSection 8(2), Printing Presses and Publications Act; Section 4(1)(c), Sedition Act; and Section 500, Penal Code.arrested and taken to Putrajaya police station for selling two purported controversial cartoon books by Zunar titled ” Konspirasi Memenjarakan Anwar” and “Pirate of the Carry-BN”
2014-11-03Tony PuaDAPPetaling Jaya Utara MPDefamationPM Najib Razak sue Pua over "defamatory” remarks about 1MDB, which caused him “tremendous stress and embarrassment”.
2014-10-01Dr Abdul Aziz BariUniselLaw professorAcademic opinion on Selangor Sultan's role in MB crisis.
2014-09-30Dalbinder Singh GillLawyerProbed over facebook postings; phone & tablet seized
2014-09-26Tan Keng HongCar salesmanSection 504 Penal Code; Section 233(3) Communications and Multimedia Act.Arrested by Malacca police at midnight after he reportedly insulted police on Facebook. He had been stopped by police the same day. Mobile phone confiscated. A three-day remand period was granted. On 21 November 2014, he pleaded guilty and was fined RM3,500 under the Penal Code and RM7,000 under the Communications and Multimedia Act.
2014-09-26Anwar IbrahimPKRParliamentary Opposition leaderProbed over ceramah speech after reopening 2011 case
2014-09-20Edmund BonLawyerProbed on legal opinion on fatwa in January 20 statement
2014-09-19Shafiq Abdul WahidCargo Managers 505(b) of Penal CodeArrested, remanded over parody in facebook page
2014-09-19Adam Adli Abdul HalimActivistGiven 1 year jail term over 2013 speech to allegedly incite/overthrow of government
2014-09-11Abu Bakar Baikalani Abu HassanMuslim preacherProbed for 5 Sept sermon criticising police mass arrest of Penang's Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS)
2014-09-10Wan Ji Wan HussinMuslim preacherCharged over alleged insult of Selangor Sultan in 2012 Facebook post
2014-09-09Chow Mun FaiCommunications & Multimedia ActCharged over offensive Hari Raya greeting. Pleads guilty
2014-09-08Ali Abdul JalilSocial activistCharged over alleged Facebook insult of Selangor & Johor Sultans
2014-09-05Mohammad Safwan AnangActivistGiven 10-mth jail term over 2013 speech to allegedly incite removal of government
2014-09-04Susan LooneMalaysiakiniJournalistProbed over report on treatment of Penang Exco member Phee Boon Poh
2014-09-03Phee Boon PohDAPPenang Exco memberProbed for remarks of his treatment while detained
2014-09-03David OrokSTARSabah politicianSedition ActCharged for allegedly insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad on Facebook in July
2014-09-02Dr Azmi SharomUMLaw lecturer, Assoc ProfSection 4(1)(b), alternative charge Section 4(1)(c); Sedition ActCharged on 2 September 2014 over academic opinion on 2009 Perak Constitutional Crisis. On 17 September 2014, Azmi filed an application, saying that Section 4 was unconstitutional and violated Article 10 of the Federal Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech. The Federal Court ruled on 6 October 2015 that the Sedition Act was constitutionally valid. Sessions Court acquitted and discharged him on 19 February 2016.
2014-09-02Victor Wong Hoi ChengInter-Research & Studies (IRAS)Director, Twitter users.504 Penal CodeDetained for (deliberately humiliating and provoking) Inspector General of Police
2014-08-31155 members of Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit & its Chairman, Phee Boon PohPPSPhee is Exco Member of Penang GovermentArrested for belonging to "illegal" organisation
2014-08-29Hassan KarimJohor PKRVice Chairman, Lawyers.4(1)(c) Sedition ActProbed over three tweets allegedly insulting the Selangor Sultan and place between August 2014 and February 2015. Pleaded not guilty under three charges at the Shah Alam Sessions Court on 16 November 2015. Bailed set at RM10,000. Mention on 15 December 2015. Next mention 23 March 2016.
2014-08-28N SurendranPKRMP Padang Serai, KedahSedition ActCharged over Youtube comments of political conspiracy in Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II case. On 3 October 2014, he filed a challenge on constitutional issues to the High Court. But on 14 April 2016, the High Court rejected his referral saying the Federal Court had already responded to the constitutional issues in the Azmi Sharom case.
2014-08-28Rafizi RamliPKRMP PandanPenal CodeCharged for insulting Umno with intent to provoke breach of peace
2014-08-27RSN RayerDAPState Assemblyman Seri Delima, PenangSedition ActCharged over "Umno Celaka" remarks in Penang State Assembly on 20 May 2014. (Also charged with belonging to unlawful society on 1 September 2014). Trial in Sessions Court started on 28 April 2016. Resumes on 27 June 2016.
2014-08-26Khalid SamadPASMP Shah Alams.4 Sedition ActCharged for allegedly questioning the executive powers of JAIS in relation to confiscation of Malay and Iban language Bibles.
2014-08-25Nizar JamaludinPASFormer MB of Perak State Assemblyman Changkat Jering, PerakSedition ActCharged for criminal defamation of PM. Discharged.
2014-08-13Form Five StudentPenangProbed for "Liking I love Israel" facebook page
2014-08-12Tian ChuaPKRMP BatuSedition ActCharged on 12 August for insulting the modesty of police
2014-08-04Lim Kit SiangDAPMP Gelang Patah, JohorProbed for claiming Teoh Beng Hock was murdered
2014-07-25Rafizi RamliPKRMP PandanProbed for releasing minister's purported letter to Bank Rakyat
2014-06-19Abdullah Zaik Abdul RahmanIsmaPresidentSection 4(1)(b) and (c), Sedition ActCharged for labelling Chinese as "trespassers" in an article “The coming of the Chinese with the British colonialists a form of intrusion” published on the Isma website. Acquitted of by Kajang Sessions Court of principal charge under Section 4(1)(b) on 16 May 2016. Found guilty under Section 4(1)(c) by Sessions Court on 30 August 2016. Fined RM2,000.
2014-06-19J GopinathSedition ActCharged for alleged facebook insult of Islam and Prophet Mohammad
2014-06-19Hidayat MohamedSedition ActCharged for facebook insult on Thaipusam
2014-05-14Rafizi RamliPKRMP Pandan, PKR sec-genProbed for his e-book on Anwar's Sodomy 2 case
2014-05-06Teresa KokDAPMP SeputehSedition ActCharged over her 'Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014' satirical video
2014-03-14Tian ChuaPKRMP Batus 4(1)(b), Sedition ActCharged for allegedly calling people to rise up against racism & graft during a 2013 speech at a public forum. On 24 February 2016, the Sessions Court called him to enter his defence. Trial continues on 25-26 April 2016.
2014-03-11The late Karpal SinghDAPMP Bukt Gelugor, Chairman DAPSedition ActCharged and found quilty for expressing his legal opinion on the 2009 Perak Constitutional Crisis

Aliran's Crackdown Watch 2011-2013

Those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act and other restrictive laws
Date investigated/ arrestedNameOrganisationPositionLawsRemarks
2013-08-05Cynthia GabrielSuaramSedition ActSummoned to give a statement following Suaram's efforts to initiate a probe in France into alleged improprieties in the sale of two submarines to Malaysia in 2002.
2013-07-03Lena HendryKomasActivistSection 6(1)(b), Film Censorship Act 2002, which carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine not exceeding RM30,000Arrested for showing a documentary on Sri Lanka civil war without approval from Censorship Board. Charged on 19 September 2015. Acquitted by Magistrates' Court on 10 March 2016.
2013-06-05P UthayakumarHindrafFounderSedition ActSentenced by the High Court to 30 months jail after accusing Putrajaya of genocide against ethnic Indians in a letter to the UK PM. On 17 September, the Court of Appeal commuted his sentence to 24 months. Was released on 3 October 2014, after which he raised concerns about poor conditions and hygiene in prison. He is now seeking a royal commission of inquiry into improving prison conditions nation-wide.
2013-06-04Wan Fatul JohariSec 233(3), Communications and Multimedia ActFound guilty on three counts of insulting the Agong and the sultans in Facebook postings in 2012 and 2013. Fined RM120,000 or 30 months jail.
2013-05-23Adam AdliActivistClaimed trial on 23 May 2013 to a charge of uttering seditious sentences during a talk about the result of the 2013 general election. Found guilty and sentenced to one years' jail in September 2014. High Court reduced his jail term to a RM5,000 fine.
2013-05-13Muhammad Safwan AnangSolidariti Mahasiswa MalaysiaFormer chairmanSection 4(1), Sedition ActPleaded not guilty to uttering seditious statements to incite the public to remove the government by extra-legal means during a speech at the KLCAH on 13 May 2013. Sentenced to 10 months’ jail by the Sessions Court on 5 September 2014. Allowed RM15000 bail. Stay of sentence pending appeal.
2013-05-28Hishamuddin RaisActivistSec 4(1)(b) Sedition ActFound guilty by Sessions Court on 9 January 2015 for uttering seditious comments during Forum at KL Chinese Assembly Hall on 13 May 2013. Fined RM5,000. High Court increased sentence to nine months jail in January 2016. On 16 May 2016, the Court of Appeal overturned the jail term and reinstated the RM5,000 fine.
2013-05-15R YuneswaranJohor PKRExecutive secretarySec 9(5), Peaceful Assembly Act, for failing to give prior notice of at least 10 days to the police; provides for a fine of up to RM10,000Charged with unlawfully organising a “Blackout 505” rally in 2013. Fined RM6,000 by the JB Sessions Court on 26 September 2013. Acquitted by the JB High Court, which was was bound by a Court of Appeal decision that declared Section 9 (5) of PAA unconstitutional. On 1 October, Court of Appeal allowed a government appeal against his acquittal, saying the provision in the PAA was constitutional. Yuneswaran was ordered to pay a RM6,000 fine for failing to give police 10 days’ notice.
2013-05-13Tamrin Abdul GhafarFormer Batu Berendam MPSeditionCharged with uttering seditious words at a public forum at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on 13 May 2013.
2013-05-13Haris Ibrahim
ActivistSec 4, Sedition ActCharged for allegedly making seditious speeches at a forum at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. High Court in Kuala Lumpur sentenced him to eight months in jail on 14 April 2016.
2013-05-08Nik Nazmi Nik AhmadPKRSeri Setia AdunSec 9(5)Peaceful Assembly Act which provides for a 10-day notice period before any public assemblyCharged twice under the same Act in 2014, for the Black 505 rally on 8 May 2013, with the Sessions Court dismissing the charge the second time due to the Court of Appeal decision then, that Section 9(5) was unconstitutional.
Charged for the third time on 8 October 2015 for failing to provide prior notice.
2013-03-24Tian ChuaPKRBatu MPSection 4(1)(b), Sedition Act.Charged on 24 March 2013 for allegedly saying that the Umno government was involved in a conspiracy in the Lahad Datu shooting incident to divert the attention of Sabahans, particularly over the issuing of identity cards to foreigners. On 14 November 2014, the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case. On 2 March 2016, the Kuala Lumpur High Court acquitted him a second time after rejecting the prosecution's appeal against the 2014 acquittal.
2012-07-10Ahmad Shukri KamarudinSolidariti Mahasiswa MalaysiaMedia secretarySedition ActInvestigated for allegedly making comments insulting to the Johor sultan on Twitter. Arrested again in Rembau on 1 April 2016 based on a 2014 police report and transferred to Johor police custody. Questioned for 4-5 hours daily during the five days he was held in the Ayer Molek lock-up. Released on bail on 6 April 2016.
2012-04-22Fahmi RezaActivist and graphic designerDetained by DBKL officers when they were trying to clear the Dataran Merdeka of Occupy Dataran protesters opposing the National Higher Education Fund. On 29 December 2015, the High Court ruled that his arrest was unlawful, and ordered DBKL and the police to pay him compensation.
2011Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei.PKRSec 4, Sedition ActCharged. Application to strike out case dismissed by Court of Appeal in 2013. Launches constitutional challenge against Sedition Act. Court of Appeal hearing on 1 June 2016.
2011-09-21Mohamad SabuPASDeputy PresidentSedition ActCharged for criminal defamation for remarks on Bukit Kepong. Sessions Court continues hearing on 7 May 2015.
Najib Tun RazakUmno, BNPrime MinisterPromises to repeal Sedition Act

Aliran's Sedition Watch 1969-2010

Those probed, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act.

Source: Hamid Ibrahim & Nasser Hamid (eds) Sedition: Cases & Materials, Petaling Jaya: Gavel Publications, 2010
Date investigated or arrestedNameOrganisationPositionLawDetailsOutcome
2003-01-20MalaysiakiniRaided by police after Malaysiakini had published a letter allegedly critising Malay special rights and comparing the youth wing of a government party to the Ku Klux Klan.
2000-01-14Karpal SinghDAPArrested on a charge of stating he suspected Anwar Ibrahim was being “poisoned” via arsenic by “people in high places”. According to Lawyers RIghts Watch Canada, "This was the only known charge of sedition ever in the Commonwealth brought against a lawyer for remarks made in open court in the defence of a client."The charge was subsequently dropped.
2000Marina YusoffFormer vice-president of Keadilan
2000Zulkifli SulongHarakahEditorSedition ActCharged for alleging a government conspiracy against Anwar Ibrahim had caused his downfall.Fined RM5000
2000Chea Lim ThyeHarakah printerSedition ActConvicted for printing an article by Chandra Muzaffar that included a quote accusing Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of plotting a conspiracy against jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim.Fined RM4000
1998Lim Guan EngDAPKota Melaka MPSec 4(1)(b) Sedition ActCharged with speaking at a ceramah in 1995 in Melaka at which he expressed dissatisfaction with the court's double standards i.e. Rahim Thamby Chik was not brought to trial and the Attorney-General had allegedly failed to properly handle a case where the Malacca Chief Minister had been charged with the statutory rape of a school girl.Sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on each charge to run concurrently.
1992Karpal SinghDAPSedition ActUpon a report by Tengku Jaffar b Tengku Ahmad, Karpal was investigated for uttering seditious words regarding the ISA as reported in Berita Harian on 14 December 1992.Case dismissed on grounds of no locus standi.
1986Param CumaraswamySec 4(1)(b) Sedition ActCharged with uttering seditious words in a Bar Council press conference where he openly appealed to the Pardons Board to reconsider the petition of Sim Kie Chon and to apply the law uniformly. (Though Sim's case was less serious than Mokhtar Hashim's case, the latter's sentence was commuted).Acquitted and discharged.
1978Mark KodingKota Kinabalu MPSec 4(1)(b) Sedition ActCharged with for a speech in Parliament in which he questioned government policy in allowing Chinese and Tamil schools to continue in the country. Allegedly called for closure and if this contravened Article 152 of the Constitution called for amendment to the Article.Convicted in 1982. Put on a bond for two years with the sum of RM2,000 in one surety for good behaviour under s.173A CPC.
1974-02-26Oh Keng SengMPSedition ActAllegedly seditious speech made on 23 June 1972 at Tampin public rally when he refered to the May 13 incident and to the need for a multi-racial army. Case started in Sessions Court, then in High Court.Fined RM2,000; in default six months imprisonment. Subsequently taken to Federal Court; appeal in March 1980. Appeal was dismissed and the conviction and sentence imposed was affirmed.
1971Fan Yew TengDAPKampar MPSec 4(1)(c) Sedition ActFor his article 'Alliance Policy of Segregation “Evidence galore” ' in the Rocket in December 1970, he was convicted by High Court. Upon appeal that a preliminary inquiry had not been conducted, his conviction was declared an annulity by the Federal Court (and confirmed by the then Privy Council). Although the Federal Court had not ordered a retrial Fan was rearrested and recharged with the same offence under the Sedition Act on 5 July 1973. Finally convicted and fined RM2,000 in default of six months imprisonment. But due to an oversight, he was not removed from Parliament on 13 January 1975.
1971Dr Ooi Kee SaikSec 4(1)(b) Sedition ActCharged on 22 November 1970 with uttering seditious words. As a result of which Fan Yew Teng (see above) published the alleged seditious words in an issue of The Rocket. A fine of RM2,000 was imposed, in default six months imprisonment.
1971Kok SanSec 4(1)(c) Sedition ActCharged with printing the seditous words.A fine of RM2,000 was imposed, in default six months imprisonment.
1971Lee Teck CheeSec 4(1)(c) Sedition ActCharged with printing the seditous words.A fine of RM2,000 was imposed, in default six months imprisonment.
1971Melan bin Abdullah and anotherUtusan MelayuEditor-in-chiefSec 4(1)(c) Sedition ActCharged with carrying a news item calling for the abolition of Indian and Chinese medium schools in the country which the Utusan Melayu attributed to Musa Hitam, who denied it.Convicted and fined RM500 and RM1,000 respectively, in default one month and two months imprisonment.
1969Sedition ActThe Sedition Act 1948 is revised and tightened

Aliran's ISA Watch

List of known detainees as at 17 August 2012
DetaineeUnproven allegationDate of arrestCurrent status
Mahfudi Saifuddin, Indonesian nationalJI member27 Jun 2005Sent to KDC on 2 Aug 2005
Mulyadi, Indonesian nationalJI member27 Jun 2005Sent to KDC on 2 Aug 2005
Zulfikli Abu BakarForeign agent29 Jun 2005Sent to KDC on 20 March 2007
Tan Choon ChinDocument forgery29 Jun 2005Sent to KDC on 12 Sept 2007
Shadul IslamDocument forgery1 Jul 2008Sent to Kamunting Detention Centre (ATP 2698/2008)
Abdul Sathar Mohammad SarjoonDocument forgery1 Jul 2008Sent to Kamunting Detention Centre (ATP 2699/2008)
Mahamad NakhrakhelDocument forgery1 Jul 2008Sent to Kamunting Detention Centre (ATP 2701/2008)
Muhammad Zahid Haji Zahir ShahDocument forgery1 Jul 2008Sent to Kamunting Detention Centre (ATP 2703/2008)
Johar HassanNot knownMarch-April 2009Not known
Abdul Matin Anol RahmatJI involvement1 Apr 2009Not known
Azzahari bin MuradInvolvement in terror network21 Jan 2010Has been place under restricted residence under Section 8(5) of the ISA. Restricted to areas in Petaling Jaya.
Aiman Al Dakkak, Syrian, USM Phd studentInvolvement in terror network21 Jan 2010Facing deportation
Mohamed Hozifa (son of Aiman Al Dakkak), SyrianInvolvement in terror network21 Jan 2010Facing deportation
Kutiba Al-Issa, Syrian, studentInvolvement in terror network21 Jan 2010Facing deportation
Hassan Barudi, Syrian, studentInvolvement in terror network21 Jan 2010Facing deportation
Mustawan Ahbab, 34, Indonesian marketing executiveLinked to a foreign militant groupAug 2010In Kamunting; took part in hunger strike in May 2012.
Samsul Hamidi, 34, contractorLinked to a foreign militant groupAug 2010Not known
Sheikh Abdullah Sheikh Junaid, 70, businessmanLinked to a foreign militant groupAug 2010Not known
Abdul Haris bin Syuhadi, 63Linked to terrorism activities5 June 2011Not known
Mohd Nazri Dollah, religious teacher, Kinabutan secondary school, TawauLinked to foreign militant group; accused of attempting to topple the government; accused of possessing arms and explosives14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Yusof Saripuddin, poultry traderLinked to foreign militant group14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Muhd Adnan bin Umar, tuition teacherLinked to foreign militant group; accused of attempting to topple the government14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Darto Bandu, tuition teacher, MJU Centre, SabahLinked to foreign militant group; accused of attempting to topple the government14-16 Nov 2011In Kamunting; took part in hunger strike in June 2012
Muhd Abduh Umar, lorry driverLinked to foreign militant group; accused of attempting to topple the government14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Faizal Hamma, newspaper distributorLinked to foreign militant group14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Muadz Hakim, SabahLinked to foreign militant group; Accused of attempting to topple the government14-16 Nov 2011In Kamunting; took part in hunger strike in June2012; claims mistaken identity; claims police actually looking for a police were looking for someone named 'Joni @ Muaz Paterno'
Bakar Baba, teacher, Umas-Umas secondary school, TawauLinked to foreign militant group; accused of attempting to topple the government14-16 Nov 2011Not known; involved in hunger strike in June-July 2012; is allegedly not allowed to use the telephone or access mail as “punishment” for taking part in the strike; was issued a letter in June 2012 informing him that he could be sacked.
AdwanLinked to foreign militant group14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Azmi Tintantun, SabahLinked to foreign militant group; accused of attempting to topple the government14-16 Nov 2011In Kamunting; took part in hunger strike in June 2012
SuriadiLinked to foreign militant group14-16 Nov 2011Not known
Razali Kassan (Kasab?)Not knownNot knownIn Kamunting; took part in hunger strike in June 2012; forced to end his hunger strike when he was admitted to hospital, reportedly for Hepatitis B infection (unconfirmed); GMI called for independent medical doctors to examine him.
Anthony Sackarayas Natkunam, Sri Lankan nationalNot knownNot knownIn Kamunting; took part in hunger strike in May 2012.

Disclaimer: We believe the above information reflects the current status of the cases to the best of our knowledge in the absence of latest official confirmation.

As at 18 May 2012, 45 detainees were being held in Kamunting. Twelve will be released in 2011, 22 in 2013 and the remaining 11 in 2014. The last detainee will be released on 5 January 2014.

They are being held for alleged human trafficking; alleged involvement in Jemaah Islamiah, Darul Islam and Jemaah Santri Melayu; and alleged falsification of documents (Malaysiakini).

Operation Lalang, ISA crackdown in 1987

(Compiled by Suaram)

Breakdown of detainees by organsation:

  • United Malays Nasional Organisation
  • Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)
  • Gerakan
  • Democratic Action Party (DAP)
  • Parti Islam SeMalaysia (Pas)
  • Partai Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia (PSRM)
  • Educationists
  • Social groups
  • Trade unionists
  • Other individuals


1. Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (Released 12/12/87)
2. Ibrahim Ali (Released 12/12/87)
3. Fahmi Ibrahim (Released 12/12/87)


4. Tan Chai Ho (Released 12/12/87)
5. Chan Kit Chee (Released 20/11/87)
6. Eng Thian Lai (Released 30/11/87)
7. Yap Pian Hon (Released 12/12/87)
8. Lee Chen Fei@Soon heng (Released 30/11/87)
9. Kan Tong Fong (Released 12/12/87)
10. Chan Tse Yuen (Released 12/12/87)
11. Tan See Hang (Released 30/11/87)


12. Liew Chong Beng (Released 30/11/87)
13. Hiew Yew Lan@ Khiew Yau Kaw (Released 26/12/87)
14. Ong Tin Kim (Released 12/12/87) (Released 12/12/87)
15. Cheng Poh You@ Poh Cheong Lou (Released 20/11/87)
16. Lau Ah Kau@Lau Shee Weng (Released: Unannounced)


17. Kerk Kim Hock (DO)
18. Hu Sepang (Released 12/12/87)
19. Lim Kit Siang (DO)
20. Lim Guan Eng (DO)
21. Wee Choo Keong ((Released 26/12/87)
22. Yau Siok Hwa (Released 12/12/87)
23. Sim Tong Him (Released 30/11/87)
24. Song Sang Kwee@ S.K Song (Released 12/12/87)
25. Lau Dak Kee@Lau Teck Khay@Lau Len Kee (DO)
26. Ngoi Yan Noh@Ngoi Thiam Who (Released 20/11/87)
27. Eng Seng Chai (12/12/87)
28. Tan Seng Giaw (DO)
29. Yong Khar Ming (Released 26/12/07: Conditions)
30. Karpal Singh (DO)
31. V David (DO)
32. P Patto (DO)


33. Bunyamin Yaakob (DO)
34. Halim Arshat (Released 18/12/87)
35. Mohammad Sabu (DO)
36. Khalid Abdul Samad (DO)
37. Haji Sulaiman Said (DO)
38. Latiff Mohammad (Released 18/12/87)
39. Mohd Ariff Yaacob (Released 18/12/87)
40. Mohd Yusof Yusin (DO)
41. Mohd Ali Napiah Ismail (Released 20/11/87)
42. Mahfuz Omar (DO)
43. Kamaruzaman Islam (DO)
44. Haji Nawi Yusof (Released 12/12/87)
45. Haji Omar Khalid (DO)
46. Zainuddin Abdullah (DO)
47. Tengku Shukri Tengku Zaid (DO)


48. Arokiadass (DO)
49. Mohd Nasir bin Hashim (DO)


50. Lim Fong Seng
51. Tuang Pik King
52. Tan Ka Kheng
53. Chee Heng Leng
54. Theresa Lim Chin Chin
55. Chow Chee Keong
56. Anthony Rogers
57. Phang Kwai Yew
58. Hiu Sun Tai @ You Wan Tak
59. Harrison Ngau @ Ngu Laing
60. Lee Koon Bun

Social groups

61. Tan Ka Kheng (DO)
62. Chee Heng Leng (DO)
63. Chandra Muzaffar (Released 18/12/87)
64. Meenakshi Raman (Released 12/12/87)
65. Theresa Lim Chin Chin (DO)
66. Kua Kia Soong (DO)
67. Mohd Yunus bin Lebai Ali (DO)
68. Choe Chee Keong (DO)
69. Anthony Rogers (DO)
70. Phang Kwai Yew (Released 30/11/07)
71. Hiu Sun Tai@You Wan Tak (Released with conditions)
72. Harrison Ngau (Released with conditions)
73. Sebil John s/o PC Josset (DO)
74. Patricia Lourdes Irene (DO)
75. Cecilia Ng (DO)
76. Lee Koon Bun (Released with conditions)
77. Julian Jayaseelan (DO)

Trade unions/ Workers-leaders

78. Sivamoorthy S/O Solai (Released 18/12/87)
79. Abong Anak Untang (Released 25/11/87)
80. Mali Bin Seman (Released 25/11/87)
81. Abdul Latif Ibrahim (Released 25/11/87)
82. Paul Joseph Lejo (Released 25/11/87)


83. Lai Shew Yet (Released 12/12/87)
84. Low Tin Hock (Released 30/11/87)
85. Wong Heng Wee
86. Low Foh Lai (Released 20/11/87)
87. Poh Boon Seng (DO)
88. Tan Bee Hwa (Released 20/11/87)
89. Mohd Yusof Karim
90. Pang Chau Nam
91. Thean Kooi
92. Loong Ming
93. Chew Wa Boo
94. Ah Kow@Cheong Ah Kow (DO)
95. Kee Chong@ Kee Choy (Released: Unannounced)
96. Hilmy Mohd Nor (DO)
97. Jamaluddin Othman (DO)
98. Chow Tow Wah
99. James Lai Chee Seng
100. Wong Ah Wan (Released 20/11/07)
101. Chee Gheok Kee
102. Mok Kwai
103. Lee Yan Man
104. Tan Jok Chew@ Chen Yee Choo
105. Nelson Koh Swee Eang
106. Ooi Teck Chye
107. Tan Ah Tak@Chan Tuck Mun
108. Hassan Yaacob
109. Haji Hussein Markom (Released 18/12/07)
110. Ahmad Sebi Bin Abu Bakar (Released 20/11/07)
111. Haji Ghulan Hassan (Released 20/11/07)
112. Wong Weng (released 20/11/07)
113. Zulkifly Abdul Kadir (Released 30/11/07)
114. Chow Kai Foo (DO)