Welder jailed 6 months for insulting Perak sultan on Twitter

A WELDER was sentenced to six months in jail by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today after he pleaded guilty to initiating offensive communication against Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah on his Twitter account last December.

Judge N. Priscilla Hemamalini ordered Mohd Masri Md Darus, 36, to serve the sentence beginning today.

Masri was accused of committing the offence with the intention of annoying others by using his Twitter “@Muhammad65J” at 8.21am on December 22.

The post was read at the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department Office in Wangsa Maju at 5pm on January 3.

The charge under section 233 (1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and punishable under section 233 (3) of the same law provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment of up to a year, or both, if convicted, and a further fine of RM1,000 for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction. – Bernama, May 26, 2023.

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