SHAH ALAM: A former Selangor PAS ulama committee member was charged in the Sessions Court here with posting allegedly seditious words on Facebook that belittled the role of the Sultan of Selangor as head of Islamic matters in the state.
Wan Ji Wan Hussin (pic), 32, was accused of producing six seditious statements on his Facebook page wanji.attaaduddi.
Wan Ji allegedly committed the offence at the state secretariat office at Level 5 of the Sultan Sallehuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building in Section 5 here at about 10am on Nov 5, 2012.
He was charged under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 (Act 15). Selangor prosecution chief Mohd Azari Harun offered a RM5,000 bail and asked for Wan Ji’s passport to be surrendered to the court.
Asking for a lower bail, Wan Ji’s counsel Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin said his client’s wife was a kindergarten teacher and that they had four children.
He said Wan Ji’s father, who earned RM1,200 a month, could only afford to post a bail of RM2,000.
He added that his client had a passport but lost it.
Sessions judge Slamat Yahya said the RM5,000 bail offered by the prosecution was reasonable. The court fixed Oct 10 for mention.
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