KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz found himself in the dock today over an alleged post he uploaded on his Facebook page which could stir racial sentiments.
The 43-year-old who is popularly known as 'Buzze Azam' pleaded not guilty to committing the offence after the charge was read to him before magistrate Wong Chai Sia.
According to the charge, Khairul had through his Facebook profile ‘Buzze Azam Malaysia’ posted a statement entitled ‘Bangsa Cina dan India takde dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan’ (Indian and Chinese races not in the Federal Constitution) which could incite the Malays to commit an offence against the ethnic Indians and Chinese in the country.
Khairul who is also Parti Bumiputera Pekasa Malaysia (Putra) vice-president allegedly made the post at 5.39pm on Jan 14.
The post was read at the Cyber Crime and Multimedia Investigation Division, Commercial Crime Investigation Department, at Menara KPJ, Wangsa Maju, here, at 1.15pm on Jan 16.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Sophian Zakaria offered RM20,000 bail saying that it was a serious offence.
“Statements like this should not be made especially at a time the country is in a state of political turmoil.
“It is an inappropriate thing to say as it could cause racial tension,” he said.
Counsel Datuk Syed Azimal Amir Syed Abu Bakar represented Khairul.
Wong then allowed RM6,000 bail with one surety and ordered the accused to surrender his passport to the court and report to the police station on the first day of each month until the disposal of the case.
Khairul's case will be mentioned on March 26.