July 28 For Trial Of Couple Charged With Insulting Sultan

(Bernama) – The Sessions Court here today fixed July 28 and 29 for the trial of a couple charged with posting offending comments against the Sultan of Perak on the Internet.

Judge Muhamad Khalid Ibrahim fixed the dates after the case came up for mention here Monday (20 April).

Businessman Fuad Ariff Abdul Rashid, 35, and his wife, Fatimah Maisurah Abdullah, 34, a lawyer, are charged with two counts of posting the comments on http://books.dreambook.com/ duli/duli.htm/ which is linked to the website of the sultan's office at www.sultan.perak.gov.my at no. 1206, Kampung Tok Kaya, Chabang Tiga, here at 7.57am and 8.01am on Feb 14.

They face a maximum RM50,000 fine or one year's jail, or both, under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 if convicted.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Radhi Abas told the court that the prosecution would be calling 10 witnesses. The couple was represented by counsel Wan Zainuddin Wan Musa.