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Aduka Taruna acquitted for charge insulting Johor royalty

The Sessions Court acquitted blogger Khairul Nizam Abd Ghani, 31, or more familiar known as Aduka Taruna among bloggers, who was charged of insulting the Johor royalty two years ago.

The judge, Datin M. Kunasundary made the decision after the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case.

Aduka Taruna’s blog traffic exploded to ten thousand once in the past.

Khairul Nizam was charged with allegedly committing the offence by uploading the remarks on his blog, adukataruna.blogspot.com.my on Jan 22, 2010 between 7.25pm and 9.05pm at No 297 Rumah Rakyat Panchor.

If convicted he would have faced up to a year’s imprisonment and a fine of up to RM50,000 under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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Category: Politics