Port Dickson court fines two loan shark agents RM3,000 for intimidation, five months jail

PORT DICKSON: Two agents working for unlicensed money lenders were each fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate's court here after they pleaded guilty to criminal intimidation.

M. Hashagaan 25, and S. Kugananthan, 27, did not contest the charge after it was read to them before magistrate V.Vanita.

They were also ordered to serve five months in jail in the event they were unable to pay the fine.

Hashagaan, who works as an office helper, and Kugananthan, a goatherd, were charged with threatening a 45-year-old businesswoman at Jalan Aman Shah near here around 1.20pm on Jan 17.

The duo threatened the victim by saying that they would take away her goods and set her shop on fire.

They were charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same legislation, which carries a jail term of up to two years or a fine or both upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Jiwan Kaur Malkith Singh then asked the court to impose a sentence that commensurated with the offence to deter potential offenders.

The duo were unrepresented.

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