Actor denies using royal emblem without consent

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  • Thursday, 07 May 2020

JOHOR BARU: Actor Wak Doyok has pleaded not guilty to the charge of using Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar’s emblem without His Majesty’s consent.

Wak Doyok, whose real name is Mohd Azwan Md Nor, made the plea after a court interpreter read out the charge to him in front of Sessions judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob.

According to the charge sheet, the accused had used the royal emblem for his personal use without written consent from Sultan Ibrahim.

Mohd Azwan, 41, is accused of committing the offence at Iskandar Puteri District Police Headquarters, Crime Investigation Department office at about 2.15pm on April 30.

Facing the law: Wak Doyok arriving at the Johor Baru Sessions Court.Facing the law: Wak Doyok arriving at the Johor Baru Sessions Court.

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 conviction.

Under the Section 3(1)(a) of the enactment, a written consent from the Sultan of Johor is required before anyone uses, orders or produces the emblem.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy prosecution officer Nor Azizah Mohamad. The accused was represented by MN Halim Md Amin and Syaffie Naim.

The court fixed bail at RM35,000 with one surety and set June 15 for re-mention.

Wak Doyok, who is also a fashion personality, has 1.9 million followers on Instagram.

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