MP for Shah Alam, Khalid Abdul Samad was fined RM2,900 in lieu of 3 months’ jail by the Sharia Lower Court in Klang today after he was found guilty of preaching without credentials.
The 60-year-old Amanah communications director was found guilty over a talk he gave at Taman Seri Sementa in Kapar, Klang between 10 pm and 11.50 pm on August 16, 2011.
Khalid was charged under Section 119 of the Selangor Religious Administration Enactment Act which carries the maximum fine of RM3,000 or two years’ jail or both.
The turn of events may see Khalid losing his seat in line with Article 48 of the Federal Constitution.
Under the law, an elected representative will lose their seat in the event they are convicted and fined not less than RM2,000 or slapped with a jail term of not less than one year.