Wednesday, May 19

Four people charged for insulting Islam – IGP

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Mohamad Fuzi Harun

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has filed charges against four social media account owners for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad, with one of them having been sentenced to imprisonment.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the charges against the four of them were made yesterday under Section 298A and Section 505 (c) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“Owner of Facebook account AYEA YEA was charged at the Sessions Court in Kuching, Sarawak, under Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“The accused pleaded guilty to 10 charges and was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months jail, to be served consecutively,” he said in a statement here today.

He said also charged was owner of Twitter account @ ALVINCHOW333, who was charged at the Criminal Sessions Court, Jalan Duta Court Complex here under Section 298A and Section 505(c) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act. – Bernama