KUALA LUMPUR: The Ampang sessions court here acquitted and discharged Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos on two counts of uploading offensive videos on Facebook two years ago.
Judge Hakim Wan Norisham Wan Yaakob made the decision after the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against Jamal at the end of its case.
Jamal, 52, was charged with uploading two videos on his Facebook page with the intention of insulting others, which were viewed at noon on Aug 20, 2020, at Taman Dagang Avenue, Ampang, near here.
He was alleged to have uploaded the videos at 10am and 3pm the previous day.
The charge under Section 233(1)(a) of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding one year, or both, if convicted.
Deputy public prosecutor Aiza Ali Raman prosecuted, while Jamal was represented by Hafizuddin Khan Norkhan.
The prosecution closed its case last month after calling three witnesses during the trial, which began in May last year.- FMT