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Arrest warrant out for Sugarbook founder after no-show in court

Deputy public prosecutor says Chan Eu Boon's lawyer and bailor were also absent today.

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The Magistrate’s Court in Shah Alam has issued an arrest warrant against the founder of Sugarbook application, Chan Eu Boon, following his failure to appear for court mention and document submission today.

Magistrate Sabreena [email protected] issued the arrrest warrant following a request by deputy public prosecutor Aliff Asnaf Anuar Sharuddin.

Aliff said Chan’s lawyer and bailor were also absent from court for document management today.

The court fixed May 15 for Chan to state his reasons for his absence today as well as for mention of the arrest warrant.

On Feb 24, Chan, 34, was charged with publishing statements conducive to public mischief on social media on Feb 10.

The offence was allegedly committed at about 10am through the use of a website to publish a post titled “Top 10 Sugar Baby Universities in Malaysia”.

He was charged under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of two years, a fine, or both, upon conviction.

The court set bail at RM10,000 with one local surety and fixed March 26 for mention.

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