Six football fans fined RM1,000 each for obstructing cops

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KUANTAN: Four football fans were fined RM1,000 each, in default three months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for obstructing a policeman from carrying out his duties.

Magistrate Noor Aisah Mohamed made the order against Mohamed Alif Alias, 31, Norsharulnizam Ismail, 33, Mohamad Zawawi Mohamed Emran, 31, and K Lingaeesh, 23, in Magistrate’s Court Two.

In Magistrate’s Court One, two more football fans – Mohamad Hafifi Nizam Khairuddin, 25, and Norul Naqib Che Mat, 26, – were also fined RM1,000 each, in default one month’s jail, by Magistrate Noor Zaihan Mohamad Ali.

All six had pleaded guilty to committing the offence against a senior police officer, Inspector V Muneswaran, by not showing their identification cards when requested at the Darul Makmur Stadium here on Aug 12 at 10.50pm.

The offence, under Section 186 of the Penal Code, provides imprisonment of up to two years or a maximum fine of RM10,000 or both.

Meanwhile, in Magistrate’s Court Two, a man was fined RM1,300 after pleading guilty to two counts of obstructing a policeman from carrying out his duties by acting aggressively against the latter and failing to produce his identity card when requested.

Noor Aisah handed down the RM1,000 fine, in default three months’ jail, to Muhammad Jamil Mohd Isa, 27, for the first count and RM300 fine, in default 14 days’ jail for the second count.

Deputy public prosecutors Fatinah Abu Bakar and Hayati Abdullah led the prosecution while all of the accused were not represented.