Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos was slapped with a RM400 fine by the Shah Alam magistrate’s court today.
This came after he pleaded guilty under Section 290 of the Penal Code to causing a public nuisance.
This was in relation to his stunt of smashing bottles of beer outside the Selangor State Secretariat building last October.
Jamal had pleaded for leniency, stating that he was merely, at that time, protesting against the possibility of the Selangor government allowing the Oktoberfest beer festival to be held.
Jamal had arrived at court under heavy guard. Magistrate Raja Noor Adila Raja Mahyaldin presided over his case.
Jamal had on May 25 fled police custody before the bail process was completed, after he was charged for the public nuisance offence at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital.
He later fled to Indonesia, prompting Malaysia to request the neighbouring country to arrest him.
Indonesian police arrested Jamal on July 2 and he was extradited to Malaysia.
If found guilty, he faces up to two years’ imprisonment or a fine, or both.
Jamal is also facing several other charges, including displaying a firearm while in a disorderly state and trespassing. – MKINI
Musa now on wanted list, says IGP
BUKIT Aman has put former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman on its wanted list, said Mohamad Fuzi Harun today.
The inspector-general of police said police have alerted its UK counterparts on the matter.
“We are waiting for him to come home. We are confident of him returning soon.
“There’s no need to send a team to take his statement at where he is right now,” he told reporters today at the federal police headquarters.
The hunt for Musa came after Sabah governor Juhar Mahiruddin made a report alleging criminal intimidation by Musa.
The governor swore in Musa as the chief minister after the May 9 polls but later replaced him with Shafie Apdal after the Warisan president proved that he commanded a majority in the state assembly. – THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT
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