A 47-year-old housewife pleaded not guilty to the charge of intentionally uploading a false statement related to the recent seizure of four 30-tonne containers containing halal and non-halal frozen meat that were stored together.
Siti Norlidah Mohd Zin, a mother of seven, was charged with uploading a false statement with the intention of offending others via a Facebook account with the name ‘Yunus Yatim’ at about 12.57pm on Jul 21.
The individual who filed the police report against her claimed to have read the Facebook post at Starbucks in Aeon Alpha Angle at Bandar Baru Wangsa Maju at about 10am on Aug 1.
The offence comes under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588), which carries a maximum RM50,000 fine or one-year imprisonment or both, upon conviction.
The prosecution officer asked the court to impose a RM3,000 bail with one surety.
The accused, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lower bail on grounds that she is jobless and have to take care of her family.
The court set bail at RM2,000 with one surety and fixed Nov 6 for mention.
Siti had arrived with her husband at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur at 9am yesterday. She could not hold back her tears and hugged her husband when she was ushered into the lockup room pending her bail settlement.