Security guard fined RM650, in default 2 weeks’ jail, for defying MCO

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, April 7: The Magistrate’s Court has today sentenced a security guard to pay a fine of RM650, in default two weeks’ imprisonment, for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) in April 2020.

Sidup Mohammad, 43, pleaded guilty to the charge read before Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali.

The accused was found wandering around his residential area located in Kampung Tabuan Tengah here at about 9.25pm on April 22, 2020 during the MCO period without a valid reason.

He was charged under Rule 3(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 and punishable under rule 11(1) of the same Regulations, which carries a fine of not more than RM1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or with both, upon conviction.

According to the brief facts of the case, a team of police caught the accused wandering around without valid reason and documents while patrolling along Jalan Setia Raja to monitor MCO compliance in that area.

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