6 claim trial to rioting in front of surau

suraugaduhJOHOR BAHRU: Six men pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to rioting, which resulted in injuries, in front of Surau Austin Perdana here on May 5.

Toh Chai Eun, 28, Nor Haszman Hashim, 46, Norfriandika Kusuma, 22, Robert Anak Bajak, 55, Haslan Masahat, 55, and Muhamad Akhmarul Naim Amir, 22, claimed trial before magistrate Salina Omar.

They were charged with committing the offence at about 1.30pm under Section 147 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of two years or a fine, or both, upon conviction.

Salina allowed them bail of RM1,000 with one surety each and fixed July 17 for case mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Mohd Nasir conducted the prosecution while the accused were unrepresented.

On May 5, a video clip of a man being assaulted by a group of men went viral on Facebook. The incident is believed to have occurred after the man honked repeatedly during the Friday prayers.