Malaysian to serve 10 years in jail for maligning Islam on Facebook

By The Independent

A Malaysian will serve 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad on social media.

Critics claimed the 10-year sentence is considered the harshest penalty ever made by a Muslim-majority nation. In recent months, Malaysia has faced several issues regarding racial and religious conflicts.

According to Mr Mohamad Fuzi, the inspector-general of police, in a statement the convicted individual, whose identity was not made public, was guilty of 10 counts of misusing Facebook.