Former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik was fined RM1,900 by the Sessions Court in Shah Alam for a Facebook comment made on Selangor crown prince Tengku Amir Shah last year as reported by Utusan Malaysia.
Sessions Court judge Slamat Yahya meted out the sentence after Rahim pleaded guilty to making the comment on Sept 25 last year.
He was charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
The maximum sentence for the charge is RM50,000 or a year’s jail or both.
The prosecutor Nik Suhaimi Nik Sulaiman, then dropped the principal charge of sedition.
Rahim also offered an unreserved apology to the crown prince in a statement read in court by his lawyer Ahmad Al-Hadi Abdul Razak.
He was given a choice of RM1,900 fine or three month’s jail. Rahim opted to pay the fine.