Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shoe-throwing ex-imam jailed a year for contempt in Malaysia

In Malaysia, an Imam is a religious man. However a particular Imam who maybe watched too many James Bond movies, shocked Malaysians when he threw his slippers at not one, but a panel of Federal Court Judges, on February 22, 2012.

As a result, the Imam known as Hoslan Husin, has been jailed a year for contempt of court.

Hoslan Husin appeared in the court at 9.35am today, 8th March 2012, for a show-cause proceeding as to why he should not be cited for contempt before the same panel of judges who heard his earlier case.

The panel found Hoslan guilty of the charge for failing to explain his conduct of throwing a pair of slippers at the judges on February 22, 2012.

Hoslan hurled his slippers at the panel of judges, chaired by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, after it rejected his application for the court to hear his appeal.

As a result of that shocking incident, a press statement issued by Federal Court Chief Registrar's office said the judiciary viewed seriously matters that could tarnish the image of the judicial institutions, whether by direct or indirect actions, including comments or statements that could undermine the credibility and image of the institution.

Hoslan was in court to challenge his eviction order from the Ar-Rahimah Mosque in Kampung Pandan obtained by the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP).

MAIWP wanted Hoslan, who was an imam rawatib at the mosque since 2008, to be evicted because of disciplinary problems.

Hoslan filed leave to appeal to the Federal Court after the Court of Appeal, on Sept 20, 2011 dismissed his appeal and upheld the High Court's decision.

What an Imam. Enjoy your stay in Prison dude...

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