KAJANG: A 33-year-old freelance occasion organiser who punched a firefighter in a video that went viral has been sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined RM6,000 by two Justice of the Peace’s courts right here over the incident final week.
Kan Hong Equipment was sentenced to a month in jail from the date of sentencing by Justice of the Peace Muhammad Noor Firdaus Rosli who accepted the accused’s responsible plea right here on Tuesday (Oct 20).
In keeping with the cost sheet, Kan had used prison intimidation to impede civil servant Alfred Rudy Anak Tungku from finishing up his obligation as a fireman at Jalan Suakasih, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Batu 9, Cheras, at 10.40am on Oct 15.
He was charged below Part 353 of the Penal Code which carries a most two years’ imprisonment or high quality or each.
Earlier, Kan’s lawyer Nik Azhar Nik Adib stated his shopper apologised for his mistake.
“He guarantees to not repeat it. That is his first offence and he has been remanded because the day of his arrest, ” Nik Azhar stated.
In the meantime, Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Hairuliqram Hairuddin pushed for a heavy sentence.
He stated the offence occurred through the conditional motion management order (MCO) the place public members ought to be giving their cooperation to the authorities.
“The firemen have been attempting to place out a fireplace in a automotive belonging to the accused himself to keep away from an enormous explosion in a public place.
“He mustn’t have damage the fireman. He mustn’t have belittled the obligation of civil servants particularly the frontliners who’re working arduous to interrupt the chain of Covid-19, ” DPP Hairuliqram stated.
At a separate courtroom, Kan was sentenced to 5 months in jail and fined RM6,000 in default of three months in jail for driving recklessly.
Justice of the Peace Syahrul Sazly Md Sain additionally ordered for Kan’s driving licence to be suspended for 2 years.
Kan pleaded responsible to driving a automotive in a reckless method and endangering the general public at Jalan Suadamai, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn at 10.26am on the identical day.
The cost below Part 42(1) of the Highway Transport Act 1987 carries a most 5 years’ jail time and a high quality of between RM5,000 and RM15,000 and a minimal of two years of licence disqualification.
DPP Hairuliqram advised the courtroom that Kan’s reckless motion had triggered injury to 2 vehicles.
Because the jail phrases have been meted out by totally different courts, it’s understood that Kan will probably be serving the jail time consecutively.
In keeping with the assertion of info, the sufferer was finishing up his obligation to place out a fireplace on a automobile when the accused came to visit and insisted on going to the burning automotive.
The sufferer requested the accused to relax however the latter turned aggressive and punched the sufferer’s left arm.