MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER: TWO MEN JAILED FOR 2 MONTHS FOR ASSAULTING COP

NUR AIMIDIYANA ZUHER

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Bernama) -- Two men became the first offenders to be jailed today for assaulting a police officer who was conducting his duties in accordance with the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the government from March 18 to 31, to contain COVID-19.

Shop assistant S. Sugendran, 31, and security guard M. Annblagan, 37, were sentenced to two months in prison by Magistrate M. Saravanan in the Magistrates Court here today, after pleading guilty to a joint charge under section 353 of the Penal Code, for using criminal force against Inspector Nik Faidrul Nik Fauzi.

The court ordered both men to serve their sentence beginning today.

The offence was committed at the traffic light junction on Jalan Pantai Permai, Pantai Dalam here on March 19, at 5 pm.

Section 353 of the Penal Code provides for a maximum jail term of two years, or with a fine, or both, upon conviction.

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