KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man pleaded not guilty in the sessions court here today to a charge of insulting Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor on Facebook.
Indera Mulia Ahmad. 35, was charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for posting an allegedly offensive comment on Facebook on April 21.
If found guilty, he faces a fine of up to RM50,000, a jail term of up to one year, or both, as well as a fine of RM1,000 for every day the offence is repeated after conviction.
Judge Priscilla Hemamalini Nadarajan allowed Indera bail of RM10,000 with one surety and fixed May 26 for case mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Ngoh Jess Lynn prosecuted, while Indera was not represented.
Earlier this week, Bukit Aman said they arrested a man in Puchong, Selangor, for allegedly insulting Sultan Ibrahim.
The police said they seized the man’s phone and a SIM card.