Sedition Act amendment

Barisan Nasional today tabled in Parliament the Sedition Act (Amendment) Bill which, among others, provides that any talk of a State seceding from Malaysia is seditious.

This is a travesty to the terms in the formation of Malaysia.

It was once argued in the Sarawak Council before we agreed to form Malaysia that the right to secede is an implied condition for the Malaysia Agreement.

Now such right is criminalised by the Federal Parliament.
What is even worst is that once you are charged under the amended Act, there is no right to be bailed, you stay in lockup/jail until the whole case is over.