1 day jail, RM4,000 fine for insulting Najib on Facebook

Source: FMT News

Money changer pleads guilty, as goverment lawyer presses for harsh sentence to deter other would-be offenders from making disparaging remarks about the prime minister. Pic from FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: A foreign currency trader paid dearly for posting derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Najib Razak on his Facebook last year.

Mohd Nasaruddin Sairon, who hails from a Felda settlement in Kota Tinggi, Johor, was jailed a day and fined RM4,000 by a Sessions Court after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The 41-year-old, who was unrepresented, committed the offence when he posted an emotionally charged remark about Najib on Facebook on Oct 8.

The posting on Nasaruddin’s Facebook page was read by a member of the public, Khalijah Mohamed, who filed a complaint with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) the following day. Read more

MCMC’s guide for chat admins: Deal with trolls

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Last week, a local malay daily reported that WhatsApp chat group administrators risk facing imprisonment should they fail to contain the spread of false messages. — Reuters pic.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has released a do’s and dont’s guide for chat group administrators after warning them of potential prosecution over fake news.

On its official website, the MCMC posted a six-point guide, which included checking posts in chat groups with a moderator, commenting on posts to “ensure discussions stay on track”, and to “deal firmly with trolls”.

Some of the recommended do’s include informing members the reasons for setting up chat groups, setting ground rules, and to consider blocking members who insist on making inappropriate posts. Read more

Man charged over photo allegedly insulting PM and wife

Source: FMT News

Facebook posting of photo of man allegedly holding placard with obscene words sees him charged with 'intent to upset others', which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000. Pic from FMT News.

Facebook posting of photo of man allegedly holding placard with obscene words sees him charged with ‘intent to upset others’, which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000. Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: A self-employed man claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court today on two charges of allegedly uploading a photo of himself holding a placard with vulgar words that were deemed as insulting the prime minister and his wife.

Kum Eng Choon from Klang, was charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act with the intention to upset others, through his Facebook account, “Kum Dage”.

If found guilty, he will face a maximum fine of RM50,000 or one year in jail, or both.

The 38-year-old also faces another charge for the same picture under Section 550 of the Penal Code for public mischief.

He is liable to be jailed up to two years, or pay a fine, or both, if convicted.

Magistrate Mahyuddin Mohmad Som granted Kum a bail of RM5,000 with a surety for the two charges. Read more

Cops nab woman who made offensive statement against Johor Sultan

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Police detained a woman last night after she made an offensive statement on Facebook against the Sultan of Johor -File pic.

Police detained a woman last night after she made an offensive statement on Facebook against the Sultan of Johor -File pic.

JOHOR BARU, April 12 ― A woman was detained last night after uploading an offensive statement against the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and the Johor royal institution via the Facebook application.

Johor Police Chief, Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said Johor police had received a report on the incident at about 12.30 pm on April 9.

“Acting on the report, an investigation paper was opened to carry out further investigation and trace the individual believed to have uploaded the offensive statement.

“As a result, at 11.30pm last night, police detained a 48-year-old woman in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur who is believed to be the individual responsible for uploading the offensive statement,” he said in a statement, here today.

He said the businesswoman was now being remanded until April 14 to assist investigation under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Read more

Cops nab man for insulting national leader on Facebook

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 ― A 48-year-old man suspected of insulting a national leader on social site was picked up in Klang, Selangor yesterday.

Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman said police apprehended the man at about 3.15pm and seized his mobile phone and sim card.

“The man admitted to using the mobile phone and insulting the government in his Facebook account,” he said in a statement here today.  Read more

‘Superman’ Hew released on police bail

Source: FMT News

Pic from FMT News.

Pic from FMT News.

GEORGE TOWN: Former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau has been released on police bail after the three-day remand order expired today. He had been detained at the district police lock-up in Kulai, Johor.

Hew’s wife, Shannon Lew told FMT he was released from police custody at 12.55pm.

Lew also said Hew had finally broken his fast by having a bowl of curry mee, upon her insistence.

Hew, who goes by the nickname “Superman”, had earlier vowed to go on a hunger strike following his arrest.

Yesterday, police sent Hew to the hospital for a check-up following his hunger strike. He was given a clean bill of health and sent back to the police lock-up. Read more

Siti Kasim gets death threats, branded ‘destroyer’ of Muslim faith after online interview

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Screenshot of the Police report as shared by Siti Kasim with the MMO.

Screenshot of the Police report as shared by Siti Kasim on her Facebook page.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Lawyer Siti Kasim has lodged a police report against Facebook users who threatened to decapitate her over her alleged remarks on God.

The human rights lawyer said the death threats came after a fundamentalist Malay-language portal, Menara.my, published an article titled “Melalui getaran, kita menghasilkan Tuhan — Siti Kasim” (Through vibrations, we create God — Siti Kasim) that she said had “manipulated” her interview with Chinese-language portal pocketimes.my.

“Many comments calling for my death. This guy messaged me and warned me,” Siti told Malay Mail Online today, referring to a Facebook user who said that she “deserved to be killed”.

She sent Malay Mail Online screenshots of other Facebook users who said things like, “If it were up to me, I would have chopped off this CT Kasim’s head already…traitor to the religion and destroyer of the faith of Muslims in these times”.

Siti said she lodged a police report here last Saturday. Read more

Cops to probe Facebook user for saying Islam not ‘religion of peace’

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — The police sought today to summon a Facebook user who allegedly said Islam was not a religion of peace, in response to on-the-run preacher Dr Zakir Naik who described himself as a “messenger of peace”. – See more at:

Screenshot of Tweet by Khalid Abu Bakar.

Screenshot of Tweet by Khalid Abu Bakar.

In the tweet, Khalid attached a screenshot of a Facebook user who responded to a Malay Mail Online article with the headline: “Zakir Naik: I’m a messenger of peace, my critics are terrorists”.

Khalid’s tweet is translated as: “@OfficialPcirc @PDRMsia Call up the person named below and ask him to explain what he meant by “Islam was never a religion of PEACE”. Read more

Report lodged against Facebook user over post insulting PM

Source: The Malay Mail Online

A police report has been lodged against a Facebook user named James Hunt over slanderous and unfounded statement against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Muslim community. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

A police report has been lodged against a Facebook user named James Hunt over slanderous and unfounded statement against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Muslim community. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng taken from the Malay Mail Online

LABUAN, Feb 21 — The Labuan Youth Council has lodged a police report against a Facebook account holder for posting an allegedly slanderous and unfounded statement against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and insulting to the Muslim community.

Its president, Basran Yunus, said the report was lodged yesterday at the Labuan police station against the Facebook user registered under the name of ‘James Hunt’.

“We want the relevant authorities to take stern action against him. The police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission need to investigate and take the appropriate action,” he said.  “His irresponsible statement can cause racial disharmony and disunity among the multiracial community in the country,” Basran said. — Bernama

KL man detained for allegedly insulting Johor Sultan on FB

Source: The Star Online

Facebook — AFP pic

Facebook — AFP pic

JOHOR BARU: Police have detained a 42-year-old man for posting a social media statement deemed offensive against the Johor royal family.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that the suspect was detained at a house in Bandar Baru Sentul in Kuala Lumpur at about 9.45pm on Tuesday.

“The man was detained for making offensive remarks against the Johor Ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, on Facebook.

“We also seized a mobile phone and a SIM card, believed to have been used to upload the sensitive comment,” he told reporters after launching the Public Sector Conducive Ecosystem (Eksa) programme at the state police contingent headquarters here Wednesday.

He added that the suspect would be brought down from Kuala Lumpur, and police would apply for a remand in court here later before proceeding with investigations.