PORT DICKSON: A 50-year-old lorry driver who pleaded guilty to a charge of damaging an automated teller machine (ATM) was fined RM1,200 by the Magistrate's court here.
P. Manoharan, who was charged with causing mischief by punching the screen of the ATM at a bank in Lukut, did not contest the charge after it was read to him before magistrate V.Vanita.
He was charged with committing the offence at 11.10am on Jan 9.
The accused was charged under Section 426 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to five years or a fine or both upon conviction.
Manoharan, who was unrepresented, appealed to the court for a minimum fine as he was the sole breadwinner for his family.
"I am truly remorseful for what I did. My wife is only a homemaker, and two of my four children are individuals with special needs," he said.
Jiwan Kaur Malkith Singh prosecuted.
Prior to this, police said the accused punched the ATM after it failed to dispense cash.
He was detained just before midnight on the same day following a report lodged by a bank employee.