Bangladeshi man fined RM3,500 for hoisting Malaysian flag upside down


Hosin being taken to court on Dec 13 where he pleaded guilty to hoisting the Jalur Gemilang upside down. – BERNAMApic -- fotoBERNAMA (2022) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

KLANG: A Bangladesh man was fined RM3,500 by the Magistrate’s Court here for intentionally hoisting the Jalur Gemilang upside down in an incident last month.

Magistrate P. Sarulatha imposed the fine on Hosin Md Diplap, 27, after he pleaded guilty in court here on Tuesday (Dec 13).

Hosin, a factory production operator, was charged with committing the offence to intentionally insult a Malaysian citizen with the intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

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He was charged with committing the offence at an apartment unit at Jalan Muhibbah, Bukit Raja here at 12.40pm on Nov 26.

The charge, framed under Section 504 of the Penal Code, provides for imprisonment of up to two years, or a fine, or both, if found guilty.

According to the facts of the case, a residents association chairman in the area had initially advised Hosin against hoisting the flag upside down, but the latter argued in a provocative manner and refused to change the position of the flag.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Jannah Aimi prosecuted, while Hosin was unrepresented.

Hosin paid the fine. – Bernama

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