KUALA LUMPUR: A man was fined RM2,500 by the Magistrate Court for allegedly showing an obscene video to two underaged school children.
Salesman Ng Qi Long, 21, admitted to the offence under Section 509 of the Penal Code. The charge reads insulting the modesty of a neighbour’s two children by showing them an obscene video on his handphone.
He allegedly committed the offence at Seri Alam flats here on September 8.
Magistrate Zuhair Rosli fined him RM2,500, in default three months jail.
The salesman, who was represented by Rosmira Embong, earlier pleaded with the court for a lesser sentence.
“He did not mean to insult them. He was only joking with the children,” said the lawyer. “He’s only 21 years old and this is his first offence.”
Rosmira added, in mitigation, that Ng and the neighbour have since made peace.
Nor Diana Nor Azwa appeared for the prosecution.