KUALA LUMPUR: A man claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court here today to a charge of intentional insult over a Twitter post linking the death of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quiorin to an Orang Asli.
Marketing executive Muhammad Zikri Ibrahim was charged under Section 504 of the Penal Code with intending to provoke a breach of peace.
He allegedly claimed on his Twitter account that Nora Anne was raped by an Orang Asli.
According to the charge, he also claimed that “police will never find the killer cuz (sic) most orang asli don’t have IC or any sort of citizen data”.
If found guilty, he faces a maximum jail term of two years, a fine or both.
Magistrate Noorasyikin Sahat allowed Zikri bail of RM6,000 after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
She also fixed Sept 19 for next mention.
Nora Anne was reported missing on Aug 4. She was found dead in a ravine about 2.5km from the Seremban resort where her family had been staying.
Authorities attributed her death to internal bleeding, probably due to prolonged hunger and stress.
Police said small scratches were found on her feet but that the forensic pathologist who conducted the post-mortem had ruled that these would not have contributed to her death.
They also said there was no evidence of sexual assault or element of abduction or kidnapping.