KUALA LUMPUR: Rock singer and actor Awie was fined RM2,000 by a magistrate’s court here after he pleaded guilty to hurting his ex-wife.
Awie, whose real name is Ahmad Azhar Othman, 48, paid the fine.
He was alleged to have hurt his ex-wife Rozana Misbun, 38, in front of a PNB counter in Jalan Tun Razak at 3pm on June 2, 2014.
Magistrate Husna Dzulkifly passed the sentence after Awie changed his plea to guilty yesterday.
Earlier on Feb 15, Awie had claimed trial to the charge.
In his mitigation, Awie’s counsel Hazman Harun said that the singer only nudged Rozana on the forehead.
Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Zikri Jaafar said the offence had caused much pain and trauma to the victim, and the sentence should fit the crime.
He said as a celebrity, Awie should have set a good example for the public.
This was the second case against Awie after the first one over a similar charge in March.
On March 7, the Ampang magistrate’s court acquitted Awie of voluntarily causing hurt to Rozana at a house in Taman Ukay Bistari, Ukay Perdana, Hulu Kelang at 1.30pm on June 2, 2014.
The defence and prosecution agreed to settle the case with Awie paying a RM10,000 compound and tendering an open apology to Rozana.