Malaysian gets 10 years in jail for insulting Islam


A Malaysian man was sentenced to more than 10 years’ jail and three others were charged over insults against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on social media, police said on Saturday.

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement the person, who was not identified, had plead guilty to 10 charges of misusing communication networks.

The offense carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail or a fine of up to 50,000 ringgit ($12,228) or both.

On Thursday, minister in charge of religious affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the Islamic Affairs Department had set up a unit to monitor writings and communications insulting Islam and the Prophet (PBUH).


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