3. Remuneration of Members of Parliament. (MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT (REMUNERATION) ACT 1980)(1) The remuneration of Members of Parliament shall consist of-(a) in the case of a member of the Senate, a monthly allowance of four thousand one hundred and twelve ringgit and seventy-nine sen;(b) in the case of a member of the House of Representatives, a monthly allowance of six thousand five hundred and eight ringgit and fifty-nine sen;
Prosecution division deputy head from Putrajaya Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, who was assisted by DPP Suhaimi Ibrahim and DPP Ishak Mohd Yusof, pressed for RM50,000 bail....Sessions judge Ikmal Hishan Tajuddin set bail at RM15,000 on one surety and fixed Oct 27 for mention and Dec 5 to Dec 9 for trial. Mat Sabu posted bail.
BUTTERWORTH: PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu has been charged in a Sessions Court here with criminal defamation against policemen and their family members who defended themselves against communist guerillas at the Bukit Kepong police station on Feb 23, 1950.
Mohamad, popularly known as Mat Sabu, claimed trial to the charge under Section 500 of the Penal Code.
Mat Sabu, 56, is alleged to have committed the offence during a speech at the Pusat Asuhan Tadika Islam (Pasti) Al-Fahmi, Markas Tarbiyah PAS in Padang Menora, Tasek Gelugor, between 10pm and midnight on Aug 21.
He also faces an alternate charge under the same section of the Penal Code with criminally defaming three policemen – Konstabel Marin Abu Bakar Daud, Konstabel Jaafar Hassan and Yusoff Rono – and their family members who defended themselves against communist attacks at the same police station on the same day.
The alternate charge alleged that Mat Sabu had made the allegations in the same public speech with the knowledge that the allegations might smear the good name of the policemen and their families.
The offence carries a jail sentence of not more than two years, fine or both.
Mat Sabu, who wore a black jacket over a T-shirt and black jeans, remained calm when the charges were read out to him.
The charge sheet was read together with a 14-page attachment, which is said to be a transcript of his speech delivered in Tasek Gelugor.
Prosecution division deputy head from Putrajaya Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, who was assisted by DPP Suhaimi Ibrahim and DPP Ishak Mohd Yusof, pressed for RM50,000 bail.
Defence counsel Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, who was assisted by Aminuddin Zulkipli, appealed for a lower bail, saying that the accused would not abscond from attending the court proceedings as he had attended other court proceedings in the past.
He also pointed out that the accused had co-operated with the police during the investigations into this case.
Sessions judge Ikmal Hishan Tajuddin set bail at RM15,000 on one surety and fixed Oct 27 for mention and Dec 5 to Dec 9 for trial. Mat Sabu posted bail.
About 60 supporters shouted Allahuakhbar as they accompanied him outside the court building.
Speaking to reporters outside the court, Mat Sabu expressed confidence that the trial would go on smoothly.
Later, Jelutong PAS division committee member Md Noor Md Ismail said Mat Sabu’s supporters passed the hat around and raised RM1,670 for his legal expenses.- Star, 22/9/2011, Mat Sabu charged with defamation