Taekwondo champ Nur Dhia granted discharge for injuring security guard

PETALING JAYA: National taekwondo exponent Nur Dhia Liyana Shaharuddin was given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by a magistrate’s court here Wednesday for causing hurt to a security guard.

Magistrate Nurshahirah Abd Salim made the order after the prosecution accepted the letter of representation to drop the charge against Nur Dhia Liyana, 24.

Nur Dhiya Liyana, who is six months’ pregnant, smiled and appeared calm in the dock as the decision was delivered by the magistrate.

She was charged with voluntarily causing hurt to Placid P. Rodriguez, 70, at Putra Light Rail Transit (LRT) station in Pesiaran Putra Indah, Putra Heights on July 6 last year.

The athlete, who won a silver medal at the 2017 SEA Games, was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of one year or a fine of up to RM2,000 upon conviction.

Rodriguez, who is partially blind and deaf, had also filed a suit against the accused for assaulting him at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Dec 6.

He had named Nur Dhia as the sole defendant.

Ng Wee Li was the Deputy Public Prosecutor while counsel Nur Hayati Omar acted for the accused.

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