KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 ― Lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today to allegedly insulting the judiciary and the police in a Facebook post.
Mohd Khairul Azam was accused of committing the offence under the moniker ‘Buzze Azam’ through Facebook on March 24.
According to the charge sheet, he was alleged to have knowingly made and initiated the transmission of offensive communications against the judiciary and police with intent to annoy others via a Facebook post which was later read at the Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department on March 25.
The sole charge was framed under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which is also punishable under Section 233(3) of the same Act.
The charge under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 provides a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment for up to one year or both and a further fine of RM1,000 for each day the offence is continued after conviction, if convicted.
Mohd Khairul Azam, who is also Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra) vice-president, pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court judge M. Edwin Paramjothy.
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