Man fined RM1,200 for making false police report to claim insurance

The court complex in Kuching.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 12: A jobless man was fined RM1,200 for making a false police report.

Mohammad Shafiq Jamali, 32, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi and was sentenced to a fine of RM1,200 or in default to two months in jail.


He was charged with making a false police report at IPD Kuching, at about 4.52pm on October 9, 2021.

A police investigation revealed the accused trespassed into a furniture shop and had fled the scene when the owner of the shop saw him. The accused had left his motorcycle behind at the furniture shop.

The accused then wanted to claim insurance for his motorcycle and so on October 9, he lodged a police report at IPD Kuching, telling the police that his motorcycle that he parked at Kuching Waterfront was missing.

However, the police managed to ascertain the accused had lodged a false police report.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Nur Syafiqa Nyaie Ilin prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily