Former Padungan rep pleads not guilty to charge of disorderly conduct

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas TIng

KUCHING, March 29: Former Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei pleaded not guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct in public.

Wong, 42, pleaded not guilty to the charge framed under Section 28 of the Sarawak Minor Offences Ordinance 1957 before Magistrate Zaiton Anuar.

Section 28 of the Sarawak Minor Offences Ordinance 1957 carries a maximum of 14 days’ imprisonment and RM1,000 fine, upon conviction.

The magistrate released Wong on RM1,000 cash bail and with one local surety.

The case is fixed for management on May 10.

Wong was charged with honking his car horn and disrupting a 40-year-old female surnamed Khiew, at a house in Jalan Semeba at about 11.57pm on February 16, 2023.

The female complainant was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly smashing Wong’s car with a wooden stick.

It is understood that both Wong and Khiew know each other and there was some misunderstanding between the two of them prior to the incident.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Merylene Lindan Andrew Mang prosecuted while Wong represented himself. — DayakDaily