Man ordered to post bail for brandishing parang at hospital security guard

File photo depicting the Kuching Court Complex.

KUCHING, March 21: A man was ordered to post bail for six months by the Magistrate’s Court here today after wielding a machete (parang) at a security guard at the Sarawak General Hospital.

The accused, Chai Fah Kiong, 58, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Mason Jaro Lenya Barayan to the charge under Section 67 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

According to the case details, on March 14, at around 10.50am, the complainant, a security guard, observed the accused removing a machete from the car bonnet and pointing it towards him in the parking lot at the Blood Donation Department lobby.

The altercation arose when the hospital security guard was slow in unlocking the accused’s car tire after clamping it as the accused was parked in a no-parking zone.

Subsequently, a police report was filed by the complainant, leading to the arrest of the accused on March 17 at a residence in Taman Sri Moyan.

Investigations revealed that the accused had parked his car in a no-parking zone and it was subsequently clamped by hospital management.

Despite paying a compound of RM50 to unlock the tire, the accused was dissatisfied with the delay in unlocking it.

Angered by the delay, the accused twice brandished a machete from his car bonnet and walked back and forth in the area before putting the machete back upon the complainant’s advice.

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage captured the accused’s actions, with several witnesses present during the incident.

As a preventive measure against any recurrence, Magistrate Mason ordered the accused to complete a six-month security bond with a bail of RM500 and a guarantor.

The prosecution was handled by Inspector Nur Shafiqa Nyaie Ilin, while the accused did not have legal representation. — DayakDaily