‘Nude tourist’ back in court

  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Filipino transwoman who walked around Bukit Bintang naked has been brought to the magistrate's court again.

This time, Kent Caburnay Acuin, from Cebu, was charged with the intention to insult the modesty of a person by climbing over a car in the nude in Jalan Sultan Ismail at 10.40am on March 13.

The charge, under Section 509 of the Penal Code, carries a jail time of up to five years or a fine, or both. Acuin pleaded not guilty yesterday.

The court, however, denied the 29-year-old tourist bail as she did not have local surety.

She will have to spend her time behind bars until the next mention date on April 22.

Magistrate Maizatul Munirah Abdul Rahman told the accused to appoint a lawyer.

Deputy public prosecutor Rajdeep Singh prosecuted.

On Wednesday, Acuin claimed trial to a charge under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955, which carries a maximum fine of RM100 on conviction.

On March 13, a naked person - who appears to be a transgender - was seen roaming the streets in Bukit Bintang.

The person was seen parading herself naked on the street.

At one point, she climbed onto the roof of a car stuck in traffic and made lewd gestures.

Videos of her antics went viral on social media.

It is believed that members of the public alerted the police who then detained her and took her to Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

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