Woman fined RM1,000 for making false robbery report to avoid NRD fine for losing MyKad

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Sept 8: The Magistrate’s Court here sentenced an unemployed woman to a fine of RM1,000 for making a false police report claiming she was robbed.

Victoria Soh Siew Ying, 39, pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 182 of the Penal Code, before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi.

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Section 182 of the Penal Code provides for imprisonment of up to six months, or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both, upon conviction.

Zubaidah sentenced Soh to a fine of RM1,000 or in default to one month’s imprisonment.

The accused was charged with making a police report at the Sungai Maong police station, at about 10.57am on August 31, 2022 claiming that she had been robbed by two men riding on a motorcycle beside a bank at Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho.

She claimed she had been robbed of RM5,600 in cash, her MyKad, driving licence, ATM card and a gold necklace worth RM3,000.

A police review of CCTV footage revealed that there had been no robbery near the bank on that day and the investigation found that the accused had lodged a false police report to avoid being fined by the National Registration Department (NRD) as she had lost her MyKad during a trip back to Sibu.

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

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