Court acquits man of charge of outraging modesty of female police officer

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 29: The Magistrate’s Court here today discharged and acquitted a man who faced charges of outraging the modesty of and intending to insult a female assistant superintendent of police, and criminal trespass into the police office.

The accused Azlan Aris Fadzillah Mohd Taha was facing three charges.


Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi after perusing all the evidence in the maximum evaluation, upon hearing all the prosecution witnesses and upon hearing both parties’ submission had found that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case under Section 354 of the Penal Code for the first charge, under Section 509 of the Penal Code for the second charge and under Section 447 of the Penal Code for the third charge.

The magistrate found that prosecution had failed to fulfill all the important elements for all the charges framed against the accused and ordered the accused to be discharged and acquitted.

The accused was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code with using criminal force on a female assistant superintendent of police at the Simpang Tiga Criminal Investigation Department office, at about 9am on February 22, 2019.

He was also charged under Section 509 of the Penal Code with insulting the modesty of the same assistant superintendent by uttering coarse insinuations and had exhibited his private parts to the said officer.

As for the third charge, he was charged under Section 447 of the Penal Code for criminal trespass into the said office without any permission. — DayakDaily