In his attempt to discredit the sensible ruling of Justice Frank Seepersad in the Sat Maharaj case, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made a vague reference to “1990”. As if the events of 1990 seemed to justify having the archaic sedition law on our books.

But try as I may, I cannot see how that law helped the country then.

If I recall correctly, the perpetrators were set free to laugh in our collective faces. Perhaps the Attorney General would care to enlighten us about how the law helped us, the law-abiding citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, in 1990?

Or was he merely whistling in the dark to build up his courage for battle in a losing cause?

Lawyers must be licking their lips in anticipation of the windfall that will come their way should the AG pursue his ill-advised intention to appeal Justice Seepersad’s ruling.


On Monday Justice Frank Seepersad declared sections 3 and 4 of the Sedition Act null and voi…