PETALING JAYA: Mohamad Tasyrif Tajudin, 25, was charged in the Sessions Court here over a post he made in social media network Facebook claiming he had helped make the materials used in last week’s church attacks.
He was charged under Section 223(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act for causing a threat with the intention to disturb the peace.
He faces one year's jail or a RM50,000 fine or both if convicted.
He is alleged to have committed the offence on Jan 10 at B10-17-20, Block 10, Jalan PJS2B/1, in Desa Mentari here.
He is liable to RM10,000 bail but the case was postponed until Monday because the presiding judge was away on official duty at Shah Alam.
The charge was read before magistrate Koh Khuang Chin.
Mohamad Tasyrif was unrepresented while Deputy Public Prosecutor Dusuki Mokhtar led the prosecution.
He was first detained on Monday and after interrogation released on police bail.
Several churches and even one Sikh gurdwara have been the victims of arson or attempted arson attacks and vandalism over the last week, believed to be in response to a High Court ruling allowing the Catholic weekly Herald to use the word “Allah” as a translation for “God” in its Malay-language edition.
SOURCE : The Star
//By the way, FTN condemns the church attacks. They are better ways to settle the issue instead of using violence & destroying public facilities.