KUALA LUMPUR - A shoe shop assistant was fined RM3,500 (S$1,114) for three counts of posting an edited picture resembling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with three women in his Facebook account.
Sessions Court judge Zaman Mohd Noor fined Muhammad Zaidi Abdullah RM1,000 in default one month's jail for the first and second charge each.
The judge imposed a RM1,500 fine in default two months' jail and also a day's imprisonment for the third charge.
The judge made the order after Muhammad Zaidi pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday.
Muhammad Zaidi, 40, was charged with three counts of intentionally posting the edited picture via his Facebook profile Zaidi Zura with the intention to offend others at 4.07am, 6.31pm and 7.35pm on Dec 3, 5 and 6 last year.
He was charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588).
Earlier, when asking for leniency, lawyer Adlizan Noor submitted that his client was a shop assistant and had to support four children and his wife.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission prosecution department director Mohd Sophian Zakaria said the offence was serious as it was made against the leader of the country.