Penang duo plead guilty to verbally abusing wheel-clamping officer

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Nov 2015

Leong (right) and Bok leaving the magistrate

GEORGE TOWN: Two men pleaded guilty at the magistrate's court here to verbally abusing a Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officer while she was carrying out her duty during a wheel-clamping incident in October.

Mechanic Leong Wai Loon, 19, and former air-conditioner repairman Bok Kwong Shen, 25, pleaded guilty to jointly preventing the officer from carrying out her duty by trying to remove a clamp on a car fixed by the officer at Lebuh Campbell here at 11.30am on Oct 7.

The offence under Section 186 of the Penal Code carries a maximum of two years' jail sentence, a maximum fine of RM10,000 or both upon conviction.

Magistrate Sharifah Izura Syed Mashor sentenced Leong to 150 hours of community service, to be completed within one year.

"The community service has to be supervised by the Welfare Department," Sharifah Izura said.

Sharifah Izura also sentenced Bok to three days' jail and fined him RM5,200 or three months' jail in default.

In another magistrate's court, Leong was slapped with the maximum fine of RM100, in default 20 days' jail, for insulting the officer with the intention of inciting anger and disharmony at the same place and time.

The offence under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955, carries a fine of up to RM100.

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