E-hailing driver pleads guilty to insulting Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: A e-hailing driver pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to four counts of improper use of network facilities by transmitting offensive communications against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah on Twitter.

The driver, Sufazrin Amin Ismail, 26, made the plea after the charges were read out to him before judge M M Edwin Paramjothy, who set Aug 27 for sentencing.

On all four counts, Sufazrin was charged with knowingly making and transmitting offensive communications with intent to annoy others on Twitter under the name ‘Fazrin Ismail’ or ‘@Fazr_Ismail’.

In his plea of mitigation, an unrepresented Sufazrin said he was remorseful and apologised to all Malaysians.

Deputy public prosecutor Julaila Jamaludin prosecuted.