MyWatch chairman charged over false Twitter posts on police

MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan is accused of improper use of network facilities over two Twitter posts.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman R Sri Sanjeevan was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of improper use of network facilities by making and initiating the transmission of false communications on the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).

Sanjeevan, 36, pleaded not guilty to both charges before judge Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin.

On the first count, he was alleged to have knowingly made and initiated the transmission of false communications on PDRM with intent to annoy others through the Twitter account belonging to “@SanjeevanSS” at 4.20pm on March 18.

The businessman was also alleged to have made a similar offence through the “@My_CrimeWatch” Twitter account at 9.07pm on May 16.

Sanjeevan, represented by lawyer S Preakas, was allowed bail of RM5,000 in one surety on each count. The court set July 23 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Syamimi Farhana Muhammad A Aziz prosecuted.

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