Senior citizen charged with obstructing cop in Sibu

SIBU: A 63-year-old man has been fined RM2,000, in default four months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here on Wednesday (Feb 8) for obstructing a policeman from discharging his duties.

The accused, Arin Bandar, pleaded guilty under Section 186 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum prison sentence of two years, or a fine of RM10,000, or both, if convicted.

The accused paid the fine.

The case was heard before magistrate Flavian Edward Henry while the prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Harvind Raja Gopal.

According to the charge, the accused had stopped a policeman on Jalan Pulau from issuing a traffic summons to him at 4.16pm on Feb 4 for illegal parking.

The accused had crumpled up the summons, threw it at the policeman and shoved him on his right arm.

The policeman subsequently called for help from his colleagues and the accused was arrested soon after.

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