Man fined RM1,000 for obstructing police officer in course of duty

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, June 30: A man was fined RM1,000 by the Magistrate’s Court for trying to obstruct a police officer on duty and attempting to hurt him.

Abg Mohammad Salihin Abg Sa-Hibul, 28, pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 323 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 511 of the same Code.

Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali accepted his plea and convicted him as charged.

He was fined RM1,000 or in default to three weeks’ imprisonment.

He was found guilty of attempting to hurt a 34-year-old police officer and obstruct his duties at Lorong Demak Maju 1B, at about 5.30pm on June 27.

According to the brief facts of the case, the victim and two other police officers were doing their rounds at the said area when they saw the accused who was riding on a motorcycle and acting suspiciously.

They ordered the accused to stop his motorcycle and asked the accused to show them his MyKad, driving license and road tax.

However, the accused refused to work with the police and acted aggressively and tried to hurt the victim before escaping.

A subsequent police investigation found that the accused did not have a driving licence.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily