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Housewife claims trial to insulting sultan

BUTTERWORTH, 15 April 2009: A housewife pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to spreading obscene comments on the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, on the Internet.

Khoo Hui Shuang, 27, is charged with spreading the comments on the website , which is linked to the sultan’s office website, with her husband, Chan Hon Keong, 26, at No 5 Lorong Arowana Emas 2, Taman Arowana Emas, Permatang Pauh, at about 12.05am on 13 Feb.

If convicted under section 292(a) of the Penal Code she faces a maximum three years jail or a fine, or both.

Khoo was represented by counsel Jagdeep Singh Deo while deputy public prosecutor Mohd Radhi Abas appeared for the prosecution.

Chan was charged with the same offence in the same court on 13 March. Khoo was charged today because she was in Sarawak that day and did not attend court.

Khoo faces an alternative charge with her husband of spreading obscene comments using an application service, namely the Internet, with intention to offend others.

The charge under section 233 (1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Akta 588) carries a maximum RM50,000 fine or a minimum one year’s jail.

Judge Julie Lack Abdullah fixed 20 May for the mention of both cases and allowed bail of RM6,000 with one surety. — Bernama


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One Response to “Housewife claims trial to insulting sultan”

  1. sonny says:

    We live in a democratic country and everyone is entitled to freedom of speech and opinion.

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