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Ex-photographer pleads guilty to insulting Hinduism

KUALA LUMPUR : Zamri Abdul Razak , 52 a former photographer of a production company pleaded guilty today to two charges of insulting Hinduism on his Facebook account.

Zamri, who was unrepresented, appealed to be given bail of a small sum, saying he is unemployed, had divorced from his wife and has three children and an ailing aged father to take care.

The court fixed March 18 for sentencing and allowed Zamri to be released on a RM 15,000 bail in one surety.

Zamri was charged under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, also punishable under Section 233 of the same act, that provides for a maximum fine of RM 50,000 or up to one year’s jail, or both, upon conviction and a fine of RM 1,000 for every day that the offence is repeated after conviction.

Many cases of insults against religion had occurred of late. Zamri’s two posts further added injury by insulting Hinduism on his Facebook account in the name of ‘Zambri Bin Abd Razak’ were read by Facebook account user ‘Saravana Kumar’ at the Cyber Crime and Multimedia Investigation Division Office of the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Bukit Aman Police headquarters, at the 27th floor of Menara KJP in Wangsa Maju, here, at 12.45 pm on March 10.

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