MELAKA: An elderly man was fined RM8,000 for posting an offensive remark against the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.
The sentence was meted out against Lee Chen Pin, 68, by Sessions Court judge Elesabet Paya Wan on Tuesday (March 17) after the accused pleaded guilty.
Based on the charge sheet, Lee used the Facebook page of “Gavin Lee” to post insulting comments on the King with the intention of hurting others on March 1 at 1.30am.
The offence was committed under Section 233 (1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a one-year jail term or both upon conviction.
Lee from Kuching, Sarawak was represented by counsel Aiman Ariff Abdul Azij.