Sunday, March 10, 2019

10-fold punishment for 'insulting' Prophet Mohamad (pbuh)?

It's amazing, flabbergasting, shocking, frightening and terrifying that a bloke has been sentenced to 10 years 10 months for insulting the Prophet (pbuh) on Face Book.

FMT informs us that Alister Cogia, 22, owner of the “Ayea Yea” Facebook account, pleaded guilty to 10 charges in the Sessions Court in Kuching, Sarawak, and was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months’ jail.

3 others await their horrendous turn for doing the same.

The IGP said in the person, presumably Alister Cogia, had plead guilty to 10 charges of misusing communication networks.

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

What the magistrate must have done was probably to look at the 10 charge and multiply the maximum penalty of one year in jail by 10. Wakakaka.

It would seem that when it comes to passing sentences on multiple charges, Yang Amat Arif only know the word 'consecutive' and not 'concurrent'.

Police normally 'max-es' the number of charges in order to get the accused on, say, Charge No 5 if he avoids, say, Charges No 1 to 4, etc etc. And most of the charges would generally be the same, varying only by certain words, clauses, subparas, etc.

So usually a magistrate or judge would only pass concurrent sentences, that is, if a bloke is guilty on 10 charges where each carries a sentence of 1 year, he will normally receive, say 2 years for the two charges which differ significantly.

Nonetheless, I googled to get a better comparison and obtain the following:

When sentences run concurrently, defendants serve all the sentences at the same time.

When sentences run consecutively, defendants have to finish serving the sentence for one offense before they start serving the sentence for any other offense.

... judges tend to consider when deciding on the severity of a sentence (for example, a defendant’s past record) also affect their decisions on whether to give concurrent or consecutive sentences.

Bloke has been a 1st offender PLUS the fact he pleaded guilty without challenging the charges.

Yet ... .

I am totally gobsmacked eff.

But I have to admit that I am (at last) pleased Lim Kit Siang has spoken out in, and I don't mind, diplomatic terms at the extremely harsh sentence. Will we see the 'Original/Old' Kit Siang re-emerge?

But I await for Maddy to say something which will set the magistrate 6 o'clock on fire. Mind, I won't hold my breath.

However, I am still puzzled by that extra 10 months. Where did that come from? Guan Eng's SST? Wakakaka.


  1. "await for Maddy to say something which will set the magistrate 6 o'clock on fire "

    You, probably deliberately , forget that under the Westminster systen, it would be improper for the Prime Minister to criticise a court sentence.

    In fact, you will probably Hentam Mahathir if he does.

    Lim Kit Siang as a backbencher is a different matter.

    1. once a sentence has been passed it's OK for anyone including the PM to pass their opinions. Should the PM criticise the sentence as bizarre or too harsh, it will set the Judiciary thinking

  2. I wonder what will be the punishment for desecrating places of worship for those charged eg Seafield temple and placing tolong at the surau in Johor incidents?

    Those are not just insulting but desecration of places of worship.

    So, what about punishment for Zakir Naik for his numerous insults?

    A Govt. and country cannot be ruled by selective persecution, enforcement and application of the laws.

  3. Thailand is about to have a transgender PM candidate, whilst in Malaysia gays don’t exist (Tourism minister said so), LGBTQ is illegal (law says so) and marriage must be between a man and a woman (religion says so).

    But last week we witnessed a marriage with two men shaking hands.

  4. QUOTE
    Kit Siang: Malaysians must respect all religions, but 10-year sentence over FB insult excessive

    Sunday, 10 Mar 2019

    PETALING JAYA: All Malaysians must uphold the Constitution and respect all religions, but there must be no excessive punishments like the 10-year jail sentence meted against a Facebook user for insulting Islam, says Lim Kit Siang.

    The DAP adviser was referring to a Facebook user who was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months jail by the Kuching Sessions Court, after admitting that he had insulted Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

  5. Why blame New Malaysia / Harapan for this shariah court decision?

    It came last Friday. Leave Toonsie alone, he’s 94 and needs his weekend nek-nek. He will respond in due course next week.

    DAP (LKS and Hannah Yeoh), PKR (Latheefah) and even live-in house maid MCA have spoken up against this sentence.

    PUMNO’s response? So far UMNO officially supports the sentence.

    PETALING JAYA: The jail sentence meted out on a Facebook user for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad should serve as a lesson for others to stop fanning racial and religious hatred.

    Umno information chief Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah was commenting on the jail term of 10 years and 10 months imposed by the Sarawak Sessions Court against Alister Cogia (the holder of the Ayea Yea Facebook account).

    Now waiting for wife/husband PAS to respond.

  6. Around midnight tonight when Aaron Chia-Soh Woo Yik contests in the All England doubles finals I wonder if their race or religion, or whether they are penumpang or pendatang will be questioned by Malay-Muslims. Or will they be regarded simply as Malaysians?

  7. Belum ada standard. Only enforced locally.

    Ini mamcam balu ala standard: worldwide reach:

    Mesti belajar aaa..