Comedy club case: Hearing can be held at home, hospital, if accused continues to be absent from court, says judge

KUALA LUMPUR: Siti Nuramira Abdullah, who is accused of insulting Islam by admitting she is a Muslim who memorised 15 juzuk (chapters) of the Quran before revealing herself in a skimpy outfit at a comedy club, was today warned that the hearing of her case could be held at her home or hospital if she continued to not attend court proceedings.

Sessions Court judge Nor Hasniah Ab Razak issued the warning after lawyer R. Sivaraj, representing Siti Nuramira, 27, told the court that his client was not in court (again) on Wednesday (March 22) as she had been admitted to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (PPUM).

"I postponed the case today and set April 17 to continue with the hearing, and both parties agreed to replace the trial dates for today and yesterday on May 26 and 31. The bail for the accused is extended.

"If she is still on MC (on April 17) the trial shall continue to be held either at the hospital or her (Siti Nuramira) house,” said the judge.

Also present at today’s proceedings were deputy public prosecutors Abdul Malik Ayob and Nadia Mohd Izhar.

Yesterday, the court postponed the hearing to today as the woman was on sick leave due to gastroenteritis.

On July 13 last year, Siti Nuramira pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing disharmony on grounds of religion among the Muslims at the Crackhouse Comedy Club at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, here, at 6pm on June 4, 2022.

She was charged under Section 298A(1)(a) of the Penal Code and faced imprisonment for up to five years, if found guilty. - Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Melaka to set guidelines for trishaw riders
Man apprehended after trying to snatch bag from Chinese national in Sepang
Fadillah to deliver keynote address at London Climate Action Week
31 eateries in Perak ordered to close as of May
Sg Bakap polls: Perikatan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan candidates to face off in straight fight
#JomSapot BeliLokal 2.0 honoured with two new awards
Falling tree kills cop in Lahad Datu
Four feared drowned as fishing boat capsizes in Tanjung Segenting
Three men arrested for possessing dangerous weapons and police equipment in Ipoh
Sg Bakap polls: Nomination opens for by-election

Others Also Read