(ii) by substituting for the words “for a first offence to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both, and, for a subsequent offence, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years” the words “to imprisonment for a term of not less than three years but not exceeding seven years”; and
No bail to be granted5 a. When a person is charged with an offence under subsection 4(1 a) and there is a certificate in writing by the Public Prosecutor stating that it is not in the public interest to grant bail to the person charged, the person shall not be released on bail.
"> Power of court to prevent person from leaving Malaysia
5 b. (1) When a person is charged with an offence under section 4 and released on bail, the court shall, on the application of the Public Prosecutor—
(a) order the person to surrender his travel documents within such period specified in the order until all
proceedings in relation to the charge against the person have been concluded; or
(b) in cases where the person has no travel documents and he is a citizen or permanent resident, order the
Director General of Immigration not to issue any travel document to the person until all proceedings
in relation to the charge against the person have been concluded.
(2) Any person who fails to comply with an order made under paragraph (1)(a), shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both, and his bail shall be revoked by the court.
And now the Bill intends to add:- (ii) by inserting after paragraph (b) the following illustration:
“ILLUSTRATIONA excites a person or a group of persons to demand for the secession of State B from Malaysia. Such act is seditious.”;