Former Radio Deejay and Actor Patrick Teoh Charged

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He was accused of using his Facebook page to make and upload an insulting comment which is an offence under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Popular former radio deejay and actor Patrick Teoh was charged at the Johor Bahru Sessions Court today for allegedly insulting Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim on social media.

Teoh, 73, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him in front of Judge Kamarudin Kamsun.

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He allegedly committing the offence at Southern Tigers Sdn Bhd office at the Tan Sri Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium along Jalan Dato Jaafar, Johor about 5pm on May 8.

Teoh, whose full name is Teoh Kay Yong, was accused of using his Facebook page to make and upload an insulting comment; ‘Can anyone work out what this prince fler is trying to achieve with his video? If your initial reaction to watching is it What The F*CK!!! You are spot on. Niamah’; with the intention of causing hurt to someone else.

The act is an offence under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for sharing offensive and menacing content.

The offence carries a maximum fine of RM50,000, a maximum jail term of one year or both and a further fine of RM1,000 for each day the offence is continued.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Syafiq Ghazali appeared for the prosecution while Teoh was represented by counsels Wong Hong Yi and M Puravalen.

Kamarudin set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and set July 20 for the submission of documents.

He also ordered Teoh not to make any statements on social media and electronic media until the case has been completed.

Teoh, dressed in a blue long-sleeve shirt, had arrived at the Johor Bahru Court Complex at 8.15 am together with his wife Chan Hui Min, 52.

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He was arrested in Petaling Jaya, Selangor on May 9 and had his statement taken after he was accused of insulting Tunku Ismail on social media.

He is believed to have shared the video on Thursday (May 8) and used obscenities when he commented on it on his Facebook page.

He was then taken to the Johor police headquarters where he was remanded for five days beginning May 10 before being released on police bail.

Teoh is best known for his smooth baritone voice on radio. However, he also comments on current affairs online, often capping off with a common Chinese expression that has origins in profanity.