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Malaysian opposition leader convicted

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KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian court on Friday convicted an opposition leader of sedition for questioning the decision of an eastern state ruler five years ago. 

Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Azman Abdullah found Karpal Singh, chairman of the opposition Democratic Action Party, guilty under the 1948 Sedition Law, enacted by the former British colonial administration.

The case stemmed from a press conference involving Karpal, 73, in February 2009, in which he said Sultan Azlan Shah's decision to a sack a chief minister could be argued in the court of law.

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