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GEORGE TOWN: A tombstone engraver, who scrawled an obscene word on a traffic summons issued to him, has been sentenced to a week’s jail and fined RM5,000 by a magistrate’s court here.
Lim Pei Jye, 41, pleaded guilty to writing the obscenity on the summons with the intention of humiliating Kpl S. Thanesran.
The offence, which took place in front of a cafe in Jalan Batu Ferringhi at 9.50am on July 2, comes under Section 509 of the Penal Code for insulting the modesty of a person.
According to the statement of facts, Lim was stopped by Kpl Thanesran for running a red light.
The policeman issued Lim a summons but instead of signing it, he scribbled the vulgar word.
In mitigation, defence counsel Muhammad Arif Shaharuddin said Lim, a father of two, was remorseful.
He said Lim had been stressed out at the time because he was going through a divorce.
In pressing for a deterrent sentence, DPP Muhammad Hafiz Hashim cited public interest, adding that divorce should not be used as an excuse by Lim to use obscenities.
“The accused deliberately used the vulgar word against a traffic policeman who was merely carrying out his duty,” he said, adding that Lim had committed a traffic violation by running the red light.
Magistrate Dianne Ningrad Nor Azahar ordered the jail sentence to begin from yesterday.
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