Engineer fined RM6,000 for selling obscene photos via app

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  • Monday, 10 Jan 2022

PETALING JAYA: The Sessions Court today fined an engineer RM6,000 in default six months jail after he pleaded guilty to selling obscene photographs of a woman for RM100 through the Telegram application two years ago.

Judge Norshila Kamaruddin handed down the sentence on Mohd Azri Zahari, 34, who had used the applications service to provide obscene communication for commercial purposes to a man using an account named ‘Menteri Pasola’.

He was charged under Section 233(2)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and can be punished under Section 233 (3) of the same Act, which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding a year or both, upon conviction.

Prosecuting officer Nazrul Hizam Mohd Zameri of the Communications and Multimedia Commission conducted the prosecution while Mohd Azri was represented by counsel Syed Amirul Syed Edros. - Bernama

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