Man who mocked Covid-19 MCO faces jail, RM50,000 fine

A screenshot of the video clip in which a man mocks the movement control order.

ALOR SETAR: A man who mocked the movement control order (MCO) while filming a kenduri (feast) in Langgar, here has been charged at the Sessions Court for wrongful use of internet facility.

Mohd Naim Md Isa, 49, pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act, which carries maximum fine of RM50,000 or jail up to one year, or both.

Judge Juraidah Abbas fixed May 11 as the date of sentencing, pending a full forensic report and facts of the case.

The court offered him a RM6,000 bail with one surety.

Naim is accused of producing the offensive content, a 57-second video clip, in which he was seen making light of the coronavirus scare, and was heard saying “Kuarantin Kepala Bapak” while people in the background helped themselves to food.

He is accused of sending the content using the WhatsApp application on his mobile phone between 12.30 pm and 2 pm on March 20, two days after the MCO came into force.

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