Man fined RM18,000 for voluntarily causing hurt and vandalism in Siburan

Both accused pleaded guilty to the charges framed at the Kuching Magistrate's Court.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 31: The Magistrate’s Court here today sentenced a man to a fine of RM18,000 for voluntarily causing hurt to the owner of a heavy machinery spare part shop and his son and vandalising the shop at Duranda Emas, Siburan.

Johnny Lee Tze Chuan, 29, and a 20-year-old youth pleaded guilty to two charges under Section 324 of the Penal Code and one charge under Section 427 of the Penal Code.

Lee was sentenced to a total fine of RM18,000 or in default 28 months’ imprisonment.

As for the youth, the Magistrate fixed Sept 14 this year to hear the social report of the accused and allowed him to be released on a cash bail of RM1,000 with one local surety.

The duo pleaded guilty to causing hurt to the head and leg of both victims with irons clamps, at about 12.30pm on July 23, 2021.

They were charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code, which provides for an imprisonment of up to three years, a fine, or whipping, or any two of the penalties, upon conviction.

They were also charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and causing losses and damages to the victim’s shop.

According to the facts of the case, Lee is the son of the owner of a coffee shop and the youth is the worker of the coffee shop. — DayakDaily