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Costly lesson for man who posted false remarks about cops on Facebook

BALIK PULAU: A lorry driver was fined RM3,000 by a magistrate’s court here for posting a false comment about the police on his Facebook page.
Magistrate Nur Azzuin Abdul Moati fined Mohammed Haziq Akhbar Baharuddin, 23, in default of two months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to intentionally committing the offence using his handphone.
The incident took place at about 8pm on May 17 at an apartment in Jalan Datuk Ismail Hashim in Bayan Lepas.
The offence under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the improper use of network facility and network service, is punishable under Section 233(3) of the same act, which carries up to RM50,000 fine or a maximum one-year jail term, or both, upon conviction.
In asking for a lower punishment, Haziq told the court that he had just started working and would not repeat his act.
“My apologies to the police,” he said yesterday.
At the same court, a 35-year-old man was fined RM4,000 in default of three months’ jail for preventing a traffic policemen from issuing him with parking summons.
Lim Hai Seng pleaded guilty to obstructing a traffic policeman from discharging his duty at about 12.45am on June 9 in the Solok Bayan Indah area, Bayan Lepas.
The offence under Section 186 of the Penal Code is punishable by up to two years’ jail or a maximum of RM10,000 fine, or both, upon conviction.
DPP Shafiq Mahadi prosecuted for both cases while both accused were unrepresented in court.
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