Man fined RM100 for assaulting politician’s supporter in Julau

Court. — file pic

SIBU, Feb 22: A man was fined RM100 by the Magistrate’s Court in Sarikei yesterday for voluntarily causing hurt to a supporter of a politician in Julau.

Julau district police chief, DSP Andam Sulin, stated in a press release today that the police had received a report from politician Datuk Larry Sng on Feb 11 regarding a disturbance involving a group of four men at a function.

According to Andam, one of the suspects had pushed a supporter of the politician to the ground, resulting in an injury to the back of his head.

Subsequently, at about 6pm the following day, the police apprehended the four suspects.

“Three of the suspects tested positive for benzodiazepines and ketamine drugs. They have been made prosecution witnesses in the case against the other individual, who was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt to the victim,” he explained.

The first suspect was fined RM100 by the court, while the other three were released on bail of RM3,000 each with one surety.

They have also been charged under Section 15 (1) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, which carries a penalty of imprisonment for up to two years or a fine not exceeding RM5,000.

Andam advised the public against taking the law into their own hands, emphasising that the police would take appropriate action against perpetrators. — DayakDaily