Sibu cabbies fined RM1,000 each for fighting over a fare


SIBU: Two taxi drivers have been fined RM1,000 each in default one month's jail for fighting in public.

Wong Mee Ling, 33, and her male colleague Tong Chu Ping, 64, pleaded guilty in a Magistrate's Court here on Monday (Aug 8) to a charge of committing public affray under Section 160 of the Penal Code.

The section provides for a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to RM1,000, or both, if found guilty.

The court was told that a fight between the two happened at about 8am on July 20 in front of a budget hotel in Jalan Market, over a fare.

Both drivers sustained injuries from being hit on the head with a stick.

After the incident, the cabbies lodged separate police reports.

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