Chegu Bard charged with making seditious, defamatory remarks

Chegu Bard charged with making seditious, defamatory remarks

KUALA LUMPUR,. Bersatu Information Committee member Badrul Hisham Shaharin or Chegu Bard was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of inciting hatred and issuing defamatory remarks which will tarnish the good name of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia.

However, Badrul Hisham, 45, pleaded not guilty after the two charges were read before Judge Siti Aminah Ghazali.

According to the first charge, Badrul Hisham is alleged to have made seditious remarks on his Facebook page at Taman Bukit Cheras here, at 12.15 pm, on April 6.

The charge is framed under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 and punishable under the same law which provides a maximum fine of RM5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both if convicted.

Badrul Hisham is also alleged to have made defamatory remarks in which he had reason to believe that the statements would tarnish the good name of the King.

–Bernama

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