Young: Sedition Act will not be updated


    National Security Minister Stuart Young says the Sedition Act will not be updated.

    He was responding to claims that the act was being abused in the case of Watson Duke.

    The National Trade Union Centre is claiming that the Government is using the Sedition Act to intimidate and charge Watson Duke.

    However, the Minister says the law exists and could only be used by the police service.

    Mr. Young also says at no point in time was any instruction given by him, and he did not interfere in any police investigation.

    NATUC’s General Secretary Michael Anisette questioned why Duke was being charged now for something he allegedly said last November.

    He also says NATUC would write to the Attorney General, lobby Senators, the Media Association and its international affiliates to call for the sedition law to be repealed.