Accused of uploading “Muah Muah Raya” video featuring a group of cross-dressing dancers, indirectly implicating her in promoting LGBT elements.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Datuk Seri Dr Hasmiza Othman, popularly known as Datuk Seri Vida, pleaded not guilty in the Sepang Sessions Court Tuesday (Nov 8) to uploading an allegedly offensive video clip in April.
Hasmiza, 51, allegedly produced and uploaded the video in question on the DSV Entertainment YouTube channel with the intention of offending others on April 29.
The charge, framed under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) and punishable under Section 233 (3) of the same law, provides a maximum fine of RM50,000 or up to a year’s jail, or both if found guilty.
The prosecution was conducted by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) deputy public prosecutor Fazril Sani Mohamed Fadzil, while Hasmiza was represented by Datuk Adnan Seman.
Judge Ahmad Fuad Othman allowed Hasmiza bail of RM5,000 with one surety and fixed Dec 7 for mention.
It was reported previously that the accused uploaded a “Muah Muah Raya” video on the channel featuring a group of cross-dressing dancers, indirectly implicating her in promoting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) elements.