MUAR, Oct 8 – The Sessions Court here fixed three days to hear controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee’s case for allegedly insulting a Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) staff about four years ago. Judge Roszianayati Ahmad fixed the hearing beginning Dec 1. Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Sariaty Zainal told the court that she would call eight witnesses.
She said she had furnished parts of the documents to the defence and requested the Court to fix the date for hearing. Both defence counsels, Hishamudin Abdul Aziz and R Balakrishnan concurred. Wee, 31, also known as Namewee, was charged under Section 509 of the Penal Code for using obscene words on TNB officer Wan Mohd Faizal Wan Hamat in his office at Jalan Temenggong Ahmad at 10pm on Oct 26, 2009.
The Section carries an imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine or both. He was alleged to have insulted and disgraced the officer with obscene words. Wee pleaded not guilty and was given bail of RM5,000 in one surety.