PETALING JAYA: A married couple who allegedly harassed a female Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) officer for issuing a parking ticket are expected to be charged Friday.
UPDATE: Couple gets 14 days’ jail
This was confirmed by Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Dr Abdul Aziz Awang Darus, who said the two would be brought to the Shah Alam court.
“They were arrested on the day of the incident and referred to the deputy public prosecutor for the next course of action,” he said.
The suspects, in their 30s, were detained by a team of policemen at 10.24am after the authorities were alerted to the incident.
It is learnt that the couple would be charged at the Shah Alam court under Section 353 of the Penal Code for using criminal force to deter a public servant from carrying out his duties.
Deputy Supt Md Noor Aehawan Mohammad is expected to hold a press conference later Friday.
On Thursday, a video showing a woman from MBSA being harassed by the couple went viral.
The two-minute video showed the 23-year-old officer being cornered by the two after issuing a traffic summons to the woman.
It was believed that the woman had failed to display a parking coupon in her vehicle, which led to the officer issuing the summons.
The woman was seen holding onto the MBSA officer’s shirt tightly for the bulk of the video, refusing to let go until the summons was cancelled.
A short scuffle ensued as the officer tried to move out of the way but was prevented by the man, who tried to take her photo.
During the video, the victim was also heard calling for help to her partner, who tried to defuse the situation.
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