Man fined for in­sult­ing Perlis mufti

New Straits Times - - News -

KANGAR: A man was fined RM2,500 by the Ses­sions Court yes­ter­day for post­ing an of­fen­sive state­ment against the Perlis mufti on Facebook last month.

Judge Az­man Abu Hassan or­dered Mohd Shukor Ishak, 30, to un­dergo three months’ jail if he did not set­tle the fine.

He pleaded guilty to post­ing a deroga­tory com­ment against Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin on his Facebook ac­count with the in­ten­tion to of­fend oth­ers at 6.30pm on April 30.

The charge was un­der Sec­tion 233(1)(a) of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Act 1998 (Act 588). Deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Mohd Am­ril Jo­hari pros­e­cuted while the ac­cused was not rep­re­sented.

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