KUANTAN: A project coordinator for a private company has claimed trial to a charge of insulting the Kuantan MP with obscene comments on social media.
Mohd Azmi Ismail, 55, allegedly posted on his Facebook page comments with lewd elements directed at Fuziah Salleh at about 10.45am on Aug 23,2018.
He was charged at the Sessions Court here with committing the offence with the intention of embarrassing Fuziah, who was a deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department at that time.
If convicted, Mohd Azmi could be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed not more than one year or both.
He could also be fined RM1,000 each day if he continues committing the offence after conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Muhairi Mohamed Noh offered bail at RM10,000 but lawyer Datuk Zaharman Zainal Abidin asked for the amount to be reduced considering his client's six dependents.
Zaharman also asked the court to set a minimum bail amount so that his client would not be sent to jail, which he said had seen a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Judge Siti Aminah Ghazali set bail at RM5,000 with one surety and fixed Nov 30 for mention.
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