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Court orders man who insulted Raja of Perlis sent to psychiatric hospital
Published on: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
By: Bernama
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Court orders man who insulted Raja of Perlis sent to psychiatric hospital
Hasbullah Mohammad had pleaded not guilty to insulting the Raja of Perlis via his Facebook account. (Bernama pic)
KANGAR: The sessions court here today ordered a man who made offensive posts on Facebook against Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail to be sent to hospital for mental observation.

Judge Musyiri Peet ordered for Hasbullah Mohammad, 41, to be sent to a psychiatric hospital following a request by his lawyer Shazwan Shaidan.

The judge also set May 15 for the submission of the psychiatric report on the accused.

According to Shazwan, his client is a PWD cardholder with mental disabilities who is undergoing follow-up treatment at Tuanku Fauziah Hospital here, and is sometimes referred to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Hasbullah earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He was charged with committing the act on his Facebook account using the profile name “Muhammad Muhammad (Ku Tehh Ku Muhammad)” at 3.26am on March 6.

The charge, framed under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, provides for a fine of not more than RM50,000, imprisonment for up to one year, or both upon conviction.

Perlis prosecution director Asyraf Kamal prosecuted.

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