Fahmi slapped with another charge of uploading an offensive posting

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Graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin was today again charged with uploading an offensive posting.

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The 44-year-old activist, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence before Sessions Judge M M Edwin Paramjothy.

He was accused of uploading a picture relating to the ban on the sale of liquor via his Facebook account ‘Fahmi Reza’ at 11.45am on June 1 last year.

Fahmi was alleged to have initiated false communication via the picture with intention to annoy the feelings of others.

He faces a maximum one-year jail, RM50,000 fine or both if convicted under Section 233(1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Deputy public Prosecutor Najihah Farhana Che Awang asked the court to impose RM10,000 bail against the accused.

However, counsel Rajsurian Pillai who represented Fahmi requested a lower bail, stating that it was only meant to guarantee his client’s attendance in court.

He also pleaded that his client only earned about RM3,000 monthly.

“He is not a flight risk,” he added.

The court later set RM3,000 bail with one surety and fixed March 30 for mention.

On Feb 10, Fahmi pleaded not guilty to a similar offence by uploading a picture with words relating to the Covid-19 quarantine period via his Twitter account.