Ex-brother-in-law fined RM9,000 for property damage at Malaysian singer’s house

The accused (left) with his counsel.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Nov 19: A self-employed man was sentenced to total fine of RM9,000 at the Magistrate’s Court here for committing mischief and damaging two cars at the house of Malaysian Chinese singer Nicholas Teo.

Chai Yim Chet, 41, pleaded guilty to all three charges before Judge Sandy Yvette Freddy. The court sentenced him to a fine of RM3,000 in default to three months’ imprisonment for each charges.

According to the charges, Chai was found to have caused damaged to the house belonging to Teo by hitting the front fence of the house. The damaged front gate then hit a grey-coloured Volkswagen Passat, which in turn, hit a white-coloured Honda Jazz, at about 10.30pm, on Nov 13, 2019.

Total loss was estimated at about RM10,500.

It is understood that the accused used to be Teo’s brother-in-law but the accused and Teo’s sister got divorced two years ago.

He was charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code, which carries imprisonment term between one year and five years or with fine or both, upon conviction.

Prosecuting Officer Rogayah Rosli prosecuted while the accused is represented by counsel Lim Lian Kee. — DayakDaily