Ex-minister Zaid Ibrahim charged for offensive remark on Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Cabinet minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim claimed trial in a Sessions Court here to using offensive remark in urging Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down from office.

Zaid, 64, was charged with using the internet service with intent to hurt the feeling of others at http://www.zaid.my/current/rally-behind-tun-dr-mahathir-mohammad/.

The offence was said to have committed at a criminal investigation unit, Bukit Aman here at about 3.20pm on Sept 3.

Zaid was accused under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588).

Sessions Court judge Datuk Jagjit Singh Bant Singh later set Jan 22 as the next case management.

No bail was imposed as it was a summons case.

Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin was the deputy public prosecutor while counsel M. Puravalen and Amarjit Singh Sidhu acted for Zaid.