Prosecution withdraws appeal, RM10,000 fine on road bully upheld

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Court of Appeal has upheld a RM10,000 fine imposed by the High Court on a road bully known as "Abang Botak" after the prosecution withdrew its appeal over the sentence.

The prosecution had appealed against the RM10,000 fine meted out by the High Court against Danial Abdullah Tan, 33, who was initially sentenced to 12 years' jail for the offence by the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court.

A panel of three judges, led by Judge Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, dismissed the prosecution's appeal on Friday (Jan 8) after deputy public prosecutor Faizah Mohd Salleh informed the court that the prosecution had filed a notice to withdraw the appeal on Nov 17 last year.

Lawyer Azura Alias, representing Danial, did not object to it.

The other two Court of Appeal judges were Datuk Lee Swee Seng and Datuk Supang Lian.

On Jan 20 last year, the Shah Alam High Court allowed an appeal by Daniel to set aside a 12-year jail sentence imposed by the Magistrate's Court on May 31,2019 and replaced it with fine of RM10,000, in default 12 years' jail.

Danial, who had pleaded guilty to the charge, paid the fine.

Danial, who was then a store assistant, was charged with committing mischief by smashing the front windscreen of a car belonging to one Siew Chean Voon, 60, with his crash helmet, causing losses of about RM600, at Jalan Kasturi, Section 12, Taman Bukit Serdang, Seri Kembangan near here at 5.30pm on May 28.

He had told the court that he was riding his motorcycle when the car came and almost rammed into his machine, adding that he smashed the car windscreen in anger when the driver gestured at him.

The act was recorded by the car driver on his dashboard camera, footage of which went viral on social media in May 2019. – Bernama

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