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Insulting Islam – heavy sentence for first timers excessive, says ex-mufti

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The 10-year sentence imposed on a first-time offender who insulted Prophet Muhammad is excessive, said former Terengganu mufti Ismail Yahya.

The Star today reported Ismail's reaction towards the case of 22-year old Alister Cogia from Sarawak, who was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months jail by the Kuching Sessions Court after he pleaded guilty to insulting the Prophet in a Facebook post...

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