Hacking suspect fit for trial: IMH report

Hacking suspect fit for trial: IMH report

The man accused of hacking into the website of a town council, James Raj Arokiasamy, 35, is fit to stand trial, according to a psychiatric report submitted by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to the court.

James Raj , who is said to have signed off his alleged handiwork as "The Messiah", was sent for psychiatric evaluation on Nov 12 after he had allegedly told police that he suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

But the IMH report said that while he showed signs of ADHD, they were not enough to fulfil the diagnostic criteria, and hence he is not of unsound mind.

The court on Tuesday ordered him to be remanded in police custody until Dec 3 for further investigations. According to previous submissions by the prosecution, James Raj is said to be "reasonably suspected as having carried out a series of hacking incidents".

He is also suspected of creating a video threatening cyber attacks to protest against licensing rules for news websites here. He was nabbed in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 4, handed over to the police here and charged on Nov 12.

Apart from the cyber attack, James Raj - who had been in hiding since 2011 - also faces three charges for drug consumption committed earlier.


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