A Man Who Insulted IGP Khalid On Facebook Might Have To Go To Jail For A Year

He could also be slapped with a fine of RM50,000.

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40-year-old Rosmin Mohamed Noor on 22 September had left a comment on Facebook, threatening to kill IGP Khalid Abu Bakar. On 29 September, Rosmin claimed trial at the Sessions Court for it.

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His post was deemed insulting to the IGP

NST reports that Rosmin was charged with improper use of network facilities or network service under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

While Rosmin was represented by Nurul Jamah Abdul Rahman, Deputy public prosecutor Faridah Noordini Baharom appeared for the prosecution, FMT reported.

If convicted, Rosmin, who works as a part-time dispatch rider, could be slapped with a fine of RM50K or jailed for up to one year, or both

Sessions Court judge Zaman Mohd Noor allowed the accused RM3,000 bail in one surety and fixed 24 October as the next mention date.

This is not the first case where someone was arrested or put on trial for the comments they made on social media against Malaysian authorities. Below are just a few of the stories we have covered:

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