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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.
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