PETALING JAYA: A jobless Yemeni man pleaded not guilty in the magistrate’s court here Tuesday to a charge of outraging the modesty of a female clerk last month.
Muhammad Ali Abdullah Al Masnaim, 33, was charged with using criminal force against a 26-year-old woman with intent to outrage her modesty by grabbing her right shoulder and trying to kiss her cheeks in the lift of an apartment in Serdang, near here, at 3am, Dec 20, 2017.
The accused, who was not represented by a counsel, was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum 10 years' imprisonment, or a fine or whipping, or any two of these punishments, upon conviction.
Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya did not allow bail and set Feb 7 for mention. – Bernama