Local fashion personality and actor Wak Doyok was charged at the Sessions Court (6 May) for using the royal emblem of Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar without His Majesty’s permission, as reported by The Star.
The 41-year old self-made fashion icon pleaded not guilty to the charge after a court interpreter read it out in front of Sessions Court judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob.
On 30 April, Wak Doyok was brought to Iskandar Puteri district police headquarters (IPD) to give a statement following a police report lodged by the Johor State Government two days prior. According to Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Picthay, the case has been ongoing since 2018.
The act is an offence under Section 3 (1)(c) of the Johor Emblems, Titles and Awards (Prevention of Improper Use) Enactment 2017, which carries a fine from RM250,000 to RM500,000 as well as up to five years of prison upon sentencing.
“No individual can use, order, produce the emblem, titles and awards conferred by the Sultan of Johor, except after obtaining the written consent of the Sultan Johor,” said Ayob Khan.
Deputy public prosecutor Nor Azizah Mohamad turned up for the prosecution while Wak Doyok was represented by MN Halim Md Amin and Syaffie Naim.
During submissions for bail, Nor Azizah requested the bail to be set at RM50,000 due to the seriousness of the case. However, the court had fixed the bail at RM35,000 with one surety and set June 15 for the case re-mention.
Wak Doyok, whose real name is Mohd Azwan Md Nor, was reported to have apologised to the Johor Royal Family after he was called out by Tunku Temenggong of Johor, Tunku Idris Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim for ordering a ring with the Sultan of Johor’s royal emblem. He had allegedly bought the ring from an Indonesian company in 2018.
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