JOHOR BARU: Local fashion icon 'Wak Doyok' was charged at the Sessions Court here with using the royal emblem of Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar without His Majesty's consent.
Wak Doyok or Mohd Azwan Md Nor, 41, however pleaded not guilty to the charge after a court interpreter read out the charge in front of Sessions Court judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob on Wednesday (May 6).
According to the charge sheet, the accused had allegedly used the royal emblem for his personal use without written consent from Sultan Ibrahim.
Mohd Azwan is accused of committing the offence at the Iskandar Puteri District Police Headquarters, Crime Investigation Department office at about 2.15pm on April 30.
The act is an offence under Section 3(1)(a) of the Johor Emblems, Titles and Awards (Prevention of Improper Use) Enactment 2017 which carries a fine from RM250,000 to RM500,000 as well as up to five years' imprisonment upon sentencing.
Deputy public prosecutor Nor Azizah Mohamad appeared for the prosecution while the accused was represented by MN Halim Md Amin and Syaffie Naim.
During submissions for bail, Nor Azizah had requested bail to be set at RM50,000 due to the seriousness of the case.
The court, however, fixed bail at RM35,000 with one surety and set June 15 for the case re-mention.
Earlier, Wak Doyok had been called to give his statement to the police after allegedly posting a photo of a ring that bore the Johor Sultan's emblem on social media.
He had allegedly purchased the ring from an Indonesian company in 2018.
Under the Section 3(1)(a) of the Johor Emblems, Titles and Awards (Prevention of Improper Use) Enactment 2017, any individual would require written consent from the Sultan of Johor before attempting to use, order, or produce the emblem.
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