San­jee­van charged with in­sult­ing IGP

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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

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