Sumber Gambar : Berita Harian
And the story in English is as follows;
Nation Saturday June 2, 2012
BUTTERWORTH: An engineer has been given the maximum sentence of a RM50,000 fine and one year’s jail for forwarding offensive comments on the Internet against the Sultan of Perak.
Chan Hon Keong, 29, was earlier calm when Sessions Court judge Ikmal Hishan Mohd Tajuddin found him guilty of the offence but was visibly shocked when the punishment was read out.
Chan’s wife Khoo Hui Shuang, 30, who was seated in the public gallery, was in tears.
In his judgment, Ikmal Hishan said the offence was a very serious one.
Chan was found guilty of committing the offence at his house in Permatang Pauh, Central Seberang Prai, at 12.05 am on Feb 13, 2009.
He was charged with creating and forwarding the offensive comments with the intention of upsetting others at http://books.dreambook.com/duli/duli.html which had a link to the Sultan’s official portal http://sultan.perak.gov.my.
The offence of improper use of network facilities or network service to create and transmit offensive comments under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act is punishable under Section 233(3) with a fine of up to RM50,000 or a jail term of up to a year, or both. Those convicted are also liable to a further fine of RM1,000 for every day that the offence is continued after conviction.
Defence counsel Md Yusof Idris applied to the court for a stay of execution on the sentence pending appeal to the High Court.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Lailawati Ali requested the court to increase the earlier bail of RM6,000 if stay was granted.
Ikmal Hishan granted stay with a higher bail sum of RM10,000.
Khoo was originally jointly charged with Chan but the charge against her was dropped sometime during the trial.