Muslin Mamat, 49, from Batu Rakit in Kuala Nerus here asked to be tried under Section 377B of the Penal Code before judge Hakim Azman Mustapha. Pic by STR/MOHD SYAFIQ RIDZUAN AMBAK

KUALA TERENGGANU: A muezzin (man who calls Muslims to prayer) pleaded not guilty at the sessions court here today to a charge of sodomising an underage youth three years ago.

Muslin Mamat, 49, from Batu Rakit in Kuala Nerus here asked to be tried under Section 377B of the Penal Code before judge Hakim Azman Mustapha.

According to the charge sheet, Muslin allegedly sodomised a 17-year-old at an unnumbered house in Batu Rakit, Kuala Nerus at 11.30pm on Aug 9, 2014.

If convicted, he faces a two-year jail term.

The court fixed Dec 28 for remention of the case for submission of documents, and for the accused to appoint a lawyer.

No bail was offered by deputy public prosecutor Syairah Mohamad Razali.

Keywords: Muezzin, sodomy, underage youth, Kuala Nerus

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