|KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Jan: A 25-year-old student has been charged at the Sessions Court for threatening public safety with a comment he allegedly posted on Facebook over the recent firebombs and vandal attacks on churches.|
But the government action has drawn criticism from PAS leaders, who accuse the police of using the student as a pretext for their inability to capture the real culprits.
“It’s really quite funny. If you read the Facebook comment, you can straightaway tell that it is not a serious threat but a juvenile joke from an immature person. And I believe that was what the student told the police during investigation,” PAS Youth leader Abdullah Karim told Harakahdaily.
“That they are now proceeding to prosecute him shows how desperate they must be. We urge them to let the student go. Reprimand him, scold by all means. But he is not the one they should be looking for, so don't make him a scapegoat.”
Don't make him a scapegoat
Mohamad Tasyrif Tajudin was charged under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
He had written ‘Kenapa? Nak aku baling bom petrol pulak kat sana? Harga boleh runding’ or ‘Why? Do you want me to throw a petrol bomb there? We can negotiate the price’ during a discussion on the ongoing Allah controversy.
Mohamad Tasyrif was unrepresented and has not entered any plea. He was also unable to post the RM10,000 bail and will be remanded until Monday, when his trial will take place.