Thursday, March 8, 2012

You throw shoes you go to jail

The imam who threw a pair of shoes at three Federal Court judges over an unfavourable decision against him has been jailed a year for contempt of court.

Federal Court judge Datuk Suryadi Halim Omar did not mince his words with Hoslan Hussin, 46, before sentencing was delivered by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin today.

Calling Hoslan rude and arrogant, Suryadi, who was on the panel on the day of the incident on Feb 22, said: "In my view, the incident is very embarrassing to people who hold religious positions in Malaysia.

"You are an imam, you know imam are looked upon highly, have high level of knowledge, high level of politeness... however, you did not show any of this attitude.

"In fact, you are arrogant, rude and violent and did not show any respect at all. You came to the court as you had trust in the court. However, when you did not succeed due to your own incompetent act, you acted in such a way.

"I cannot accept such an act. This institution should be respected. Now, you face the consequences."

After sentencing, Hoslan, who was clad in black jubah and wearing a green and white turban, was immediately detained.

Hoslan faced a contempt of court charge when he threw a pair of shoes at the Federal Court bench which was in proceedings between 10.15am and 10.30am on Feb 22.