(The Star) - The director of ZI Publications was charged in a Lower Syariah Court here with three counts of publishing, spreading and possessing the controversial Irshad Manji's book in last year.
Mohd Ezra Mohd Zaid (pix), 30, however, claimed trial to the three alternative charges before Syarie judge Saharuddin Selamat on Thursday.
He was alleged to have committed the offence at ZI Publications in Merchant Square in Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1 here in May, last year.
The prosecution was led by Selangor Syarie prosecution chief Abdul Shukor Abdul Hamid while Mohd Ezra was represented by Syarie counsel Zulkifli Che Yong.
The court later fixed May 9 for mention.