Sivarasa freed of two charges regarding fake magazine cover of Najib

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  • Thursday, 28 Jun 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court has acquitted and discharged Sungai Buloh MP R. Sivarasa (pic) of two charges of creating and uploading a fake Time magazine cover of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's to his Facebook page.

Judge Zaman Mohd Noor acquitted and discharged Sivarasa after the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) deputy public prosecutor Mohd Sophian Zakaria told the court that they had withdrawn the two charges against Sivarasa on Thursday (June 28).

DPP Mohd Sophian said Sivarasa, who is also a lawyer, had sent a letter of representation to the Attorney General's Chambers on June 20 to have the charges dropped.

The former Subang MP was charged on April 15, 2016, and had claimed trial to the charges.

Sivarasa, 62, faced two charges of knowingly using an application to create and send a fake photograph of Najib to his "Sivarasa Rasiah" Facebook account with the intention to offend another person, at 7.41am on March 22 and at 4.59am on March 23, 2016.

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