PETALING JAYA – A Sales Manager pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate Court 4 of Petaling Jaya for throwing insults at civil servants.
The accused, Tong Poh Kim, 44, was charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing public servants in the discharge of public functions and Section 14 Minor Offences 1955 for insulting behaviour of using insulting or indecent words on civil servants.
The accused was charged for committing the offences during an Op Covid-19 operation roadblock during the Movement Control Order (MCO) at Persiaran Surian, Jalan Damansara-Kota Damansara on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at about 9.40 am.
According to the first charge, the accused was found to behave indecently towards a policeman, Corporal Izuan Hasim Nor Hamzah by calling him an idiot.
Upon conviction, the accused could be fined not more than RM100.
On the second charge, the woman was charged for purportedly obstructing the civil servant, Corporal Izuan Hasim Nor Hamzah from carrying out his duties.
Upon conviction, she could face 2 years of imprisonment or fined RM10,000 or both.
The accused however pleaded not guilty and requested for trial after the charges were read to her before Judge Nurshahira Abdul Halim.
The woman was reportedly waiting at the court as early as 8.30am with her cousin and defence counsel, Datuk Suraj Singh from Messrs Suraj Singh & Co.
Deputy Public Prosecutor, Mohamad Firdaous Mohamed Idris proposed for a RM1,000 bail. However, Suraj requested the court to reduce the bail as the accused was only earning RM2,000 per month.
However, Judge Nurshahira Abdul Salim allowed bail at RM1,000 for the first charge and RM3,000 for the second with a surety.
The court set 20 May for the surrender of case documents and the remention of the case. -MalaysiaGazette