KUALA LUMPUR, (April 22) — A private college student was fined RM1,500 by the Magistrate’s Court here today after she pleaded guilty to smashing the windscreen of a police patrol car, last week.
Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin imposed the sentence on Tanzania national Stella Silya Samson, 25, in default of two months’ imprisonment, if she failed to pay the fine.
Stella Silya was charged with intentionally causing mischief by smashing the windscreen of the police patrol car, and causing RM300 damages, near Wisma Boustead, Jalan Raja Chulan, Dang Wangi here at 2.30am on April 14.
She was charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of two years imprisonment or a fine or both.
Earlier, in mitigation counsel Ahmad Maliki Ahmad Marzulai appealed for a minimum sentence on the grounds that his client was remorseful but deputy public prosecutor, Nor Diana Nor Azwa urged for a deterent sentence as the offence was serious.
Meanwhile in the same court, a fast food restaurant employee pleaded not guilty to stealing eight live chickens belonging to a frozen food company, last week.
Micheal Hwa Za Thang, 34, a Myanmar national, was charged with stealing the chickens worth RM80 from Syarikat Pudu Frozen Trading in front of the company’s premise at Jalan Pasar Bahru, Dang Wangi here at 8.55pm on April 17.
He was charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of seven years imprisonment or a fine or both, if convicted.
Magistrate Siti Radsiah denied bail as the accused is a foreigner and set June 5 for mention.
Nor Diana appeared for the prosecution while the accused was unrepresented.—BERNAMA