KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A tailor was fined RM3,500 in default six months' jail by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here after he pleaded guilty to humiliating the daughter of a female acquaintance on Instagram.
Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali meted out the punishment on Mohamad Nadzreenkusairi Shariff, 37, who was charged with humiliating a 37-year-old woman's honour by posting her daughter's photograph with abusive words on his Instagram feed.
The offence was committed in a condominium on Jalan Pandan Indah here between April 29 and 30 under Section 509 Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of five years, or a fine, or both.
Earlier, the accused, who was unrepresented, sought a light sentence, saying he did not have a permanent income because he was self-employed.
Deputy public prosecutor Nur Intan Syakieraah Zakaria, however, insisted on a deterrent sentence, saying it should serve as a lesson for him to be more careful when posting statements on social media.
According to the facts of the case, the victim only found out about the post after receiving a direct message from an Instagram user.
The victim then immediately asked the accused to delete the post.
The accused, who removed the picture and the comment, however, refused to delete his Instagram story, and a police report was made against the accused.
He paid the fine. – Bernama