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Clown-face artist gets two court summonses

Terence Tang
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Activist artist Fahmi Reza today reveals he is to make two court appearances for different charges: one for posting a clown-face poster on his Instagram account, and the other for posting a parody of a Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) warning on his Facebook account.

After a meeting with police officers at the Dang Wangi police station, Fahmi said he has been summoned to appear at the Jalan Duta court on June 6 in response to the first charge, and to make another appearance at the Ipoh Sessions Court on June 10 for his second charge.

"They're going to charge me under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 'kerana dengan niat menyakitkan hati orang lain' (with the intention to hurt other people's feelings," Fahmi said.

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