Umno blog­ger claims trial to in­sult­ing Puteri leader

The Star Malaysia - - News Nibbles -

KLANG: Blog­ger and Umno mem­ber Datuk Za­harin Mohd Yassin claimed trial at a Ses­sions Court here to mak­ing an of­fen­sive state­ment against a Puteri Umno leader last year.

The 65-year-old, whose real name is Abd Zarin Mohd Yasin, was charged un­der Sec­tion 233(1)(a) of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Act 1998 (Act 588) with al­legedly us­ing an In­ter­net ap­pli­ca­tion to vol­un­tar­ily make the of­fen­sive state­ment.

The charge said Abd Zarin posted the state­ment on his Face­book page on Oct 8, 2016 at 8.49pm, which was read at 9pm.

The charge un­der Sec­tion 233(1)(a) of the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Act 1998 (Act 588), pun­ish­able un­der Sec­tion 233(3) of the same Act and car­ries a max­i­mum RM50,000 fine or up to a year’s jail, or both, upon con­vic­tion.

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