Food rider charged with improper use of network service by sending obscene communication

JOHOR BAHRU: An ehailing food rider pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here on Thursday (May 19) to two counts of improper use of the network service by sending obscene images and video using the Instagram application two years ago.

Muhammad Khair Ma'ani, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges before judge Datuk Che Wan Zaidi Che Wan Ibrahim, who then set June 19 to hear the facts of the case before handing out the sentence.

Muhammad Khair was charged with using an Instagram application under the name mkdaniel to knowingly make and initiate the transmission of a communication, in the form of pornographic pictures and videos, with the intention of offending others.

The offences were committed at Block C, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here, at about 8.50am on Jan 25, 2020.

The charges were framed under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) which provides a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment for up to one year or both, upon conviction.

The prosecution was conducted by Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) prosecuting officer Nur Nazhzilah Mohammad Hashim, while Muhammad Khair was unrepresented. - Bernama

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