February 8, 2019
Activist lawyer Siti Kasim (pic) has questioned why there are moves to charge her under Section 509 of the Penal Code, when others have been “let off” for similar offences.
The charge purportedly has to do with a two-year-old incident here Siti “randomly” showed her middle finger to those who were heckling and shouting at her.
According to Siti, an inspector called her about purported instructions to immediately charge her under the law pertaining to a word or gesture intended to insult the modesty of a person.
She claimed that she “knows the charge of criminal investigations (OCCI) Selangor” has been trying to put her behind bars.
She voiced her belief that said person orchestrated the raid on her house with the “ridiculous mind-blowing kidnapping charge”.
“If not because of the unplanned video that went viral, I would be facing a charge for a capital offence. Kidnapping carries the death penalty!
“How (do) I know this, you may ask … I have evidence of it, of course,” she claimed in a press statement on Thursday (Feb 7).
Siti said she would ensure that anyone who is abusing their powers will get their just punishment.