Self-employed man fined RM4,500 for slapping ex-wife’s friend, damaging car

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 25: A self-employed man was fined RM4,500 for slapping a friend of his ex-wife on the face and damaging the victim’s car.

Mohd Roy Haslam Mohd Farious, 37, pleaded guilty to both charges.

For the first charge, Magistrate Zaiton Anuar sentenced the accused to a fine of RM1,500 or in default to three months’ imprisonment. On the second charge, she sentenced the accused to a fine of RM3,000 or in default to five months’ imprisonment.

He was charged with slapping the face of his ex-wife’s friend, at the Syariah Court carpark in Jalan P Ramlee, at about 11.15am on March 30, 2021, under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of one year or fine which may extend to RM2,000, or both, upon conviction.

He was also charged with damaging the car of the victim at the same venue and time under Section 427 of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment term of between one year and five years, and fine, or both, upon conviction.

According to the brief facts of the case, Mohd Roy Haslam had accused the victim of interfering in the accused’s divorce proceedings.

Prosecuting Officer Insp Merylene Lindan Andrew Mang prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily