Blogger Papagomo has pleaded not guilty in the Kajang magistrate’s court to two charges in connection with the alleged assault on Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman during nomination for the Semenyih state by-election two weeks ago.
Papagomo, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, 36, and is also Umno Youth executive council member, made the plea after the charges were read out before Magistrate Fadzilatul Isma Ahmad Refngah on Thursday (Feb 28).
He was charged with intending to insult the modesty of the minister by saying to him “ko bodoh” (you are stupid) and with voluntarily causing hurt on Syed Saddiq.
Both the offences were allegedly committed by the roadside at Persiaran Impian Perdana, Saujana Impian, at 11.05am on Feb 16.
The prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor Siti Noor Hafizan Zakaria, offered bail at RM30,000 in one surety, but lawyer Nik Saiful Adli Buhari, representing Papagomo, requested for a lower bail, saying that his client only ran a small business and had five children and a wife to support.
Following which, the court set bail at RM8,000 in one surety and also ordered Papagomo to report himself at the nearest police station once a month.
The court also set April 1 for mention.