Sanjeevan charged with insulting IGP
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan was charged in the sessions court yesterday with making insulting remarks against Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
He pleaded not guilty after the charge was read before judge Azhaniz Teh Azman Teh.
Sanjeevan, 32, a businessman, was charged with knowingly using his Facebook account to create and initiate the transmission of insulting remarks at Khalid with intent to annoy another person’s feelings at 1.48pm on Sept 3.
The charge, under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, provides a fine of up to RM50,000, or imprisonment for up to a year, or both, on conviction and also liable to a further fine of RM1,000 for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction.
DPP Mohd Nordin Ismail offered bail at RM5,000 in one surety, but Sanjeevan, represented by lawyer S. Preakas requested for a lower bail. The court set bail at RM3,000 with one surety and fixed Nov 28 for mention. – Bernama