Lawyer acquitted of charge of interrupting court


  • Nation
  • Friday, 30 May 2003

BY RAPHAEL WONG

SEPANG: The magistrate’s court yesterday acquitted lawyer P. Uthayakumar of a charge of intentionally interrupting a magistrate in the course of a judicial proceeding last year. 

Magistrate Noridah Adam made the order after Deputy Public Prosecutor Fatnin Yusof told the court that she had received an order from the Attorney-General’s (A-G) Chambers to withdraw the second charge and alternative charge against Uthayakumar. 

On Jan 21, Uthayakumar claimed trial to intentionally insulting magistrate Norazmi Mohd Narawi at the inquest into the death of S. Tharmarajen. 

The charge stated that Norazmi had ordered Uthayakumar to be quiet and warned he would be ordered to leave the court if he refused. 

The lawyer had allegedly told the magistrate he would not leave and would continue talking. Uthayakumar allegedly committed the offence at the Sepang magistrate’s court on Sept 3 at 4.15pm. 

The 41-year-old lawyer also claimed trial to an alternative charge of interrupting Norazmi during the same proceedings, by the same alleged conduct, causing the magistrate to postpone the proceedings at the same place, date and time. 

He also pleaded not guilty to another charge of criminally intimidating C/Insp G. Ponaiya by threatening him with the words, ‘You watch out, I will fix you, we (will) fix you’ at the same place, date and time.  


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