Man charged with defying MCO, possessing drugs, and obstructing police

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 30: A man was slapped with three charges in the Magistrate’s Court here today for going against the Movement Control Order (MCO), possessing methamphetamine and voluntarily obstructing a police officer.

Senior Assistant Registrar Zaiton Anuar ordered the accused to be sent to Hospital Sentosa for assessment and fixed April 30 for the medical officer to tender his mental health report.

Mohd Ruzaiman Mahli is charged with travelling from Jalan Batu 10 to Batu 11, without a valid purpose at about 6.35am, on March 28, 2020. He was charged under Regulation 3(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease (measure within the infected local areas) Regulation 2020 and punishable under Regulation 7(1) of the same Regulation, which carries a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or imprisonment term not exceeding six months, or both.

He was also charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code for voluntarily obstructing the police in the discharge of their public function. Section 186 of the Penal Code carries a maximum imprisonment term of two years or with fine not exceeding RM10,000, or both, upon conviction.

He was also charged with possession of one gramme of methamphetamine at the roadside of Batu 13, at about 7am on March 28, 2020. He is charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 12(3) of the same Act, which carries a fine not exceeding RM10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both, upon conviction. — DayakDaily