UM Grad Student Wong Yan Ke Charged over the Protest against the Uni's VC.

UM Grad Student Wong Yan Ke Charged over the Protest against the Uni's VC.
Feb 26, 2020
11:08 am

by Ng Whai Mhen

Do you still remember Wong Yan Ke?

Erm... No?

The next photo will definitely remind you of him.

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Yeap, Wong is the student who protested against the University of Malaya (UM) vice-chancellor during his convocation ceremony.

According to TheStar, Wong received a call from the police, informed him that he will face a charge over his protest.

He needed to present at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 26 FEB and he will be charged under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

"I have no regrets as I was just exercising my constitutional rights." 

Wong told TheStar he will never stop fighting. He had contacted a human rights lawyer to represent him in the court.

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He might face a maximum two-year jail term or fine or both upon conviction, under Section 504 of the Penal Code.

On October 2019. Wong had conducted a protest against the vice-chancellor's speech on the Malay Dignity Congress in Shah Alam.

He claimed the speech had alleged racial elements and he urged the vice-chancellor to resign from his position.

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Whether you are a supporter of Wong or not, do keep an open mind on this issue.

We shall let the court to decide whether Wong is guilty or not under the law.

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