Doctor charged with insulting king on Facebook
Shah Alam man pleads not guilty to charge which could see him be fined up to RM50,000 or spend up to 1 year in jail, or both.
KLANG: A houseman was charged at the Sessions Court here today with insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on Facebook two years ago.
Dr Mohd Faiz Mohd Yusop, 29, from Shah Alam, however, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him before Judge Tasnim Abu Bakar.
He was alleged to have posted the insulting remarks against the king on his Facebook page at 6pm on Dec 16, 2016.
Sultan Muhammad V, who is the Sultan of Kelantan, was proclaimed king on Dec 13, 2016 with his official installation to the throne taking place on April 27 last year.
The Facebook remark by Faiz was said to have been read at a restaurant in Taman Kota Pendamar, Port Klang, at 10.45pm the same day.
The charge, under Section 233 (1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or jail term of one year, or both, if convicted.
The court allowed Faiz bail of RM7,000 in one surety and set March 15 for remention.
Deputy public prosecutor Siti Fatimah Yahya prosecuted, while Faiz was represented by counsel Mohd Kamarul Arifin Mohd Wafa.
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