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19 June fixed for insulting Perak Sultan case

PENANG, 20 May 2009: The Butterworth Sessions Court today fixed 19 June to mention a case of a couple charged with spreading an obscene comment on the Sultan of Perak on a website,

Judge Julie Lack Abdullah fixed the date to enable counsel Jagdeep Singh Deo, who represented Chan Hon Keong and wife, Khoo Hui Shuang, to submit preliminary objections.

Chan, 26, and Khoo, 27, are alleged to have committed the offence at their house in Permatang Pauh, near here at about 12.05am last 13 Feb.

They are charged under Section 292 (a) of the Penal Code which carries a jail sentence of up to three years or fine or both, if convicted.

The couple also face an alternative charge for posting the obscene remark in the internet with an intention to hurt other people’s feelings.

The offence, under Section 233 (3) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588), carries a jail sentence of up to five years or a fine of up to RM50,000, if convicted. — Bernama

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