Housewife jailed, fined for insulting Islam

IPOH: A woman was sentenced to jail and fined by a magistrate's court here after being found guilty of deliberately uttering words that insulted the Islamic faith at a mosque last year.

Tham Yut Mooi (pic), 46, was accused of uttering the insulting words at Masjid Abu Ubaidah in Taman Perpaduan, Ulu Kinta here at about 5.30pm on May 4, 2016.

The housewife and mother of two, who was slapped with three charges, was sentenced to six months' jail and fined RM5,000 for each charge under Section 298 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Siti Hanum Md Sah ruled that Tham would serve the jail sentences concurrently from Friday (Dec 15).

The court also allowed defence counsel Chiang Woei Chien's application for a stay of execution pending appeal, imposing a RM5,000 bail with one surety while ordering Tham's passport to be impounded.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Fadhli Ab Wahab prosecuted.



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