Penang Assembly intruders plead not guilty to trespassing


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 19 Jun 2014

GEORGE TOWN: All 15 protestors who intruded into the State Assembly building in Light Street on May 21 have pleased not guilty to trespassing.

They were each granted RM2,000 bail with one surety each.

The court has set July 22 for mention pending submissions of documents.

Magistrate Nurul Rashidah Mohd Akit presided over the case.

All the 15 accused were represented by counsel Datuk Abu Bakar As-Sidek and Wan Nazri Othman.

Deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Razali Che Ani prosecuted. He was assisted by DPP Siti Fatimah Talib.

All 15 accused are jointly charged with trespassing into the Penang state assembly building in Light Street, Penang with the intention to antagonise state assembly secretary M. Maheswari. They are charged with having committed the offence at 1.30pm on May 21.

The offence under Section 448 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same Penal Code carries a jail term of up to three years, or a fine of up to RM5,000, or both, upon conviction.

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