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A law lecturer has argued that Abdul Aziz Bari, the embattled law professor from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA), did not commit sedition when commenting on the Selangor sultan statement. According to Azmi Sharom, the UIA constitutional expert "had done nothing wrong" in describing the sultan's decree on the state Islamic department's 'inspection' of a function at the premises of a Petaling Jaya church as "unusual and inconsistent". "The second section of the Sedition Act actually provides for persons to comment in incidences where the government, for example, went beyond its role as spelled out in the constitution," Azmi Sharum told the audience at a forum on academic independence in Petaling Jaya last night. Full story: Camera/Editing: Tan Jiun Wuu