Jail time, fine for unemployed man who rammed MCO roadblock

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 30: An unemployed man from Suai, Niah, was sentenced to six months’ jail and fined RM500 for violations during the movement control order (MCO).

Frankie Micheal Sugai Minchan, from Rh Sube, Sungai Lamaus in Ulu Niah, pleaded guilty to three charges before Judge Kasyfurrahman Abang Ahmad at the Magistrate’s court here today.

The sentences were handed down to the 26-year-old after he was charged with voluntarily obstructing a public servant in discharging his/her duties, an offence under Section 186 of the Penal Code, as well as violating the MCO, under Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease (Measures within the Infected local areas).

The accused was also charged under Section 509 of the Penal Code for word of gesture that insults the modesty of a person.

The offences were committed at Simpang Ngu, Batu Niah, Jalan Miri-Bintulu at around 10.15am, March 25.

According to the facts of the case, Frankie and his 23-year-old wife were travelling in a car from Rh Suba Niah to KM96 Jalan Miri-Bintulu, when their vehicle rammed a police roadblock at Simpang Ngu.

They were arrested on the same day at around 2.15pm.

Magistrate Kasyfurrahman sentenced Frankie to three months jail for obstructing a public servant on duty, three months under Section 509 of the Penal Code and a fine of RM500 in default of one month imprisonment.

The court ordered for the jail time to run concurrently from the date of the arrest.

At the same court, judge Kasyfurrahman also sentenced Frankie’s wife, Shuzie Asoi, to a fine of RM500 in default of five weeks’ imprisonment. — DayakDaily