Hoslan had previously thrown his shoes at three Federal Court judges after they dismissed his case. — File pic
PUTRAJAYA, April 16 — Former Imam Hoslan Husin will have to serve out a full one-year jail sentence for throwing his shoes at a Federal Court bench, the country’s apex court ruled today.
Federal Court judges Tan Sri Panglima Richard Malanjum, Tan Sri Abdull Hamid Embong, Datuk Ahmad Haji Maarop, Datuk Zainun Ali and Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie today unanimously dismissed Hoslan’s application for a review of the one-year jail term.
The judges ruled that Hoslan’s case contained no exceptional circumstance and, therefore, did not “cross the threshold” to warrant a review.
“This is difficult for us, but after having considered (the facts)... it is unanimous that the threshold has not been crossed, since it had not been crossed by the appellant, we have no choice but to dismiss the application accordingly,” said Malanjum to Hoslan, whose hands were cupped in prayer when the decision was read.
Hoslan’s familly members who were present today broke into silent tears, hugging the former imam before leaving the courtroom.