Crime & Courts

Comedy Club case: Siti Nuramira hospitalised, trial postponed to April 17

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court, here, has fixed April 17 to resume the trial involving Siti Nuramira Abdullah who was charged for causing disharmony by taking off her baju kurung at a comedy club last year.

Sessions Court judge Nor Hasniah Ab Razak fixed the date this morning after the accused's lawyer S. Sivaraj submitted that Siti Nuramira was still hospitalised.

He submitted that Siti Nuramira, who was hospitalised at University Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) since yesterday, was moved to the emergency ward last night.

He said the 27-year-old accused was hospitalised for gastroenteritis, which cut short the second day of her trial yesterday.

The court also ordered for the accused to produce a medical report if she is unable to attend the next court proceedings.

The trial involving Siti Nuramira began on Monday (March 20) with the prosecution calling their first witness Muhammad Asyraf Kamal Musthaffa, 26, to testify.

Muhammad Asyraf, who is also a volunteer host on the eventful night, testified that Siti Nuramira has been briefed to not touch on the 3R (race, royalty and religion) when performing her bits on stage at CrackHouse Comedy Club.

On July 13 last year, Siti Nuramira, 27, pleaded not guilty to causing disharmony among Muslims after the charges were read before Judge, Siti Aminah Ghazali.

The act was allegedly committed by the accused at the Crack House Comedy Club Restaurant, 24 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Brickfields, at 6pm, on June 4, 2022.

Siti Nuramira, 27, was accused of insulting Islam by admitting she is Muslim and memorised 15 juzuk (chapters) of the Al-Quran before she took off her baju kurung at the Crackhouse Comedy Club at Taman Tun Dr Ismail on June 4.

She is charged under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.

She is facing a maximum five years imprisonment, upon conviction.

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