Kuala Lampur, July 10 -- Youth leaders from the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) today chorused calls to release Islamic preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin from jail.

They also urged the government to step up efforts to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, which was used to convict the PKR man.


"Pakatan Harapan Youth would like to express our worry, following the High Court's rejection of Wan Ji Wan Hussin's appeal against the conviction and jail sentence handed out under the Sedition Act.

"We understand that the sentence meted out is also too heavy and not in line with the usual penalties for offences under the Sedition Act," Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Howard Lee, Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir and Mohd Sany Hamzan said in a joint st...