M’sian Actor, Zul Ariffin Fined RM30,000 After Pleading Guilty For Posting Steamy Video On Instagram

Malaysian actor, Zul Ariffin was fined RM30,000 for posting a lewd video on his Instagram account in March.

Judge Noorhisham Jaafar imposed the fine on the 36-year-old actor after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

m’sian actor, zul ariffin fined rm30,000 after pleading guilty for posting steamy video on instagramPhoto via New Straits Times

He was charged with improper use of network facilities and services under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act of 1998, which carries a maximum punishment of RM50,000 and a maximum jail sentence of one year, or both if found guilty.

According to Free Malaysia Today, Section 233 also provides for a RM1,000 fine for each day the offense continues to be committed after conviction. 

On 18 March, Zul stirred controversy after he uploaded a sensual teaser of his upcoming TV series “Perempuan Itu” which was slated to be aired during Ramadan in April. 

While he removed the video the next day, the MCMC launched a probe into the matter after it caused a public stir.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat