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07 Jun 2018

Kadir Jasin to be investigated for defamation, says IGP | The Malaysian Insight

Kadir Jasin to be investigated for defamation, says IGP | The Malaysian Insight

Kadir Jasin to be investigated for defamation, says IGP

VETERAN newsman A. Kadir Jasin will be investigated for defamation and the improper use of network facilities over his blog post on the expenses allegedly incurred by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, said the inspector-general of police.

Mohamad Fuzi Harun said three police reports have been lodged against Kadir, who is also Bersatu supreme council member.

"We have received three so far, in Selangor and Kelantan, and an investigation paper has been opened."

Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act criminalises the use of network facilities or network services by a person to transmit any communication that is deemed to be offensive and could cause annoyance to another person.

Section 233(3) states that upon conviction, a maximum fine of RM50,000, or a maximum one-year jail term, or both, can be imposed, as well as a further fine of RM1,000 for every day the offence is continued after conviction.

Section 500 of the Penal Code states that whoever defames another shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend to two years, or a fine, or both.

Kadir, in response to the criticism hurled at him over his blog post, today said he has never used his closeness with the Pakatan Harapan government to attack Malay rulers with "disputable facts".

He said those who slammed him should read his original articles on the subject.

"I leave it to readers to judge me, by reading and understanding my arguments on the matter.

"Read what I had written, and not what was extracted and processed by others."

He said his first article, in Bahasa Malaysia, was published in Sinar Harian on May 27, while his second article has been on his blog since June 4.

On using "disputable facts", Kadir said his critics are free to dispute and present the correct facts.

In a recent blog post, he said for 16 months until April this year, RM256.9 million had been allocated for use by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

He did not state his source of information.

According to the Treasury, the government allocates only RM13.5 million annually for the Agong. – June 7, 2018.



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