Suspect pleads not guilty to torching Perlis mufti's car



A fabric trader from Baling, Ahmad Mee or Mee Tomoi, was today charged at the Kangar Sessions Court with burning the official car of Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin on March 22.

Mee Tomoi, 49, was charged with committing the offence with Mohd Azimar Abdul Razak, 36, at the mufti's official residence in Kangar at about 5am.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

The charge, under Section 435 of the Penal Code, provides for a maximum jail term of 14 years and a fine upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Izham Ali prosecuted, while lawyer Nur Dyiana Syukur acted on behalf of Mee Tomoi.

Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad allowed the man bail of RM10,000 with one surety, and set Aug 5 for the prosecution to hand over the documents.

On May 24, Azimar was also charged with the same offence to which he pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

- Bernama

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