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Nov trial for man who insulted Perak Sultan

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 April 2009: The Sessions Court here today set 9 to 13 Nov for the trial of self-employed Muslim Ahmad who pleaded not guilty to three charges of having insulted the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, on a website.

Judge SM Komathy Suppiah made the decision in chambers with the concurrence of the prosecution and the defence.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Radhi Abas told reporters the prosecution had amended the three charges against Muslim, 54, with regard to the web address, and he maintained his plea of not guilty.

On the first amended charge, Muslim is alleged to have posted an offensive comment on the website http://www.perak.gov.my at 2.21pm on 7 Feb this year with the intention of hurting the feelings of people.

He is also alleged to have committed a similar offence at 2.27pm on the same day and yet another similar offence at 4.39pm on 8 Feb.

The three offences were allegedly committed at No. 1, Jalan 5/26, Taman Sri Rampai, Setapak, here.

Muslim, who was represented by counsel K Periasamy, was charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and, if found guilty, can be penalised under Section 233(3) of the same act with a fine of up to RM50,000 or a maximum jail term of one year, or both. — Bernama

 

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