KUALA LUMPUR – A salesman was today sentenced to 10 days’ jail and fined RM30,000, in default four months’ jail, for using the Internet to sell pornographic digital video discs (DVD).
Sessions Court judge Zulqarnain Hassan handed down the sentence on Kuan Wai Onn, 49, who pleaded guilty to the charge.
Kuan was charged with using a web portal to provide obscene communication for commercial purposes at Jalan Kuang Gunung, Taman Kepong here, at 4.45 pm on June 28, 2013.
The charge was made under Section 233(2)(a) of the Communication and Multimedia Act.
According to the facts of the case, an employee of the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had, on June 28, 2013, disguised as a customer and made an order through the short messaging service (sms) for a DVD, at RM20 per piece, as offered by Kuan through a web portal.
On July 3, 2013, the MCMC employee received an envelope from POS Malaysia Berhad through the Poslaju National Courier service containing a pornographic DVD.
Earlier during mitigation, Kuan, who was unrepresented, said he took over the job from another person since 2012 and was not aware that it was an offence for him to do so.
He also said he had a son, who is studying in a university to support, and had been declared a bankrupt.
Prosecuting officer from MCMC, Zairul Nahar Zakaria, in requesting for a heavy sentence that could be a lesson to others, told the court that Kuan made a profit of RM1,000 a month and received orders almost everyday from clients.
Kuan paid the fine. – BERNAMA