Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Bung created history! Polygamy
May 19, 2010: Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin has been slapped with a jail sentence for unlawfully entering into a polygamous marriage with actress Zizie Izette Abdul Samad.
The Gombak Timur Lower Syariah Court also sentenced him this morning to a fine of RM1,000 for abetting Zizie in the offence. If he does not pay the fine by 5pm, he is liable to another month's jail.
There was a gasp in the packed courtroom when Syarie Judge Wan Mahyuddin Wan Muhammad read out the sentence about 9.15am.
Zizie was fined RM1,000 or 1 month's jail in default for entering into the marriage.
She was also ordered to pay another RM1,000 or six months' jail in default for abetting Bung Moktar, 51.Zizie, 31, is required to pay the full sum by the end of today.
The defence immediately applied for a stay of execution on Bung Moktar's jail sentence.
Lawyer Amli Embong reasoned that the intended appeal would be meaningless without this, as Bung Moktar would have served all or most of the sentence by the time the appeal is heard.