The Shah Alam magistrates’ court has issued an arrest warrant against the founder of Sugarbook, Chan Eu Boon, 34, after he failed to appear for court mention and document submission today.
Magistrate Sabreena Bakar@Bahari issued the arrest warrant following a request by deputy public prosecutor Aliff Asnaf Anuar Sharuddin.
Aliff said the accused’s lawyer and bailor were also not present for document management.
The court fixed May 15 for Chan to state the reasons for his absence as well as for the mention of the arrest warrant.
Chan Eu On Feb 24, Chan was charged with publishing statements conducive to public mischief on social media on Feb 10.
The offence was committed at about 10am by using a website to publish a post entitled “Top 10 Sugar Baby Universities in Malaysia”.
He was charged under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code which provides a maximum jail term of two years or a fine, or both, if convicted.
The court then set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and fixed today for mention.