Student hit with RM1,000 penalty for leaving home

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  • Wednesday, 06 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A student of a higher institution of learning was fined a maximum RM1,000 by the Selayang Magistrate’s Court for leaving his house for an assignment at a friend’s house during the second phase of the movement control order (MCO).

Magistrate Nik Fadli Nik Azlan meted out the sentence on the 20-year-old student after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Yesterday, the court also ordered the student to be jailed for three months if he failed to pay the fine.

He was charged with deliberately being present in an area of infection without any logical excuse, namely, beside Jalan Tan Sri Lou Chuan, Rawang, at 11.30pm on April 3.

Deputy Public Prosecutor M.S. Arunjothy urged for a deterrent sentence while lawyer M. Mariappan from the National Legal Aid Foundation said his client had regretted and repented over his action.

‘’He had gone to his friend’s house for an assignment and was arrested on his way back,’’ said Mariappan.

In the same court, two jobless men, aged 24 and 26, were each fined RM1,000 or three months’ jail after they pleaded guilty to flouting the MCO by going out to buy food in Jalan SP1 A, Selayang Jaya, Gombak, at 9.15pm on April 9.

Arunjothy pressed for an appropriate sentence while Mariappan, representing both men, asked for leniency and said that they had gone out to buy food and also apologised for committing the offence. — Bernama
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