Man fined for insulting Perlis mufti
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.