Man in Halloween ‘suicide bomber’ costume fined RM400


PETALING JAYA: A Yemeni information technology (IT) consultant was fined RM400 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for dressing up as a suicide bomber while on the way to a Halloween party last month.

Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya meted out the punishment to Amjad Jalal Ahmed Al-Dahan, 34, after he pleaded guilty to the offence when the charge was read by an interpreter in English.

The court also ordered Amjad to be jailed for four days if he failed to pay the fine. He paid the fine.

Amjad was charged with committing public nuisance by dressing up as a suicide bomber at the Armanee Terrace Condominium Damansara, near here, at 7.40pm, on Oct 28.

He was charged under Section 290 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum fine of RM400.

Earlier, counsel Sri N. Saraswathy Devi, who represented Amjad, appealed for leniency on the grounds that Amjad had been remanded for a week and had apologised for his actions.

However, deputy public prosecutor Norazalina Razali pressed for a heavy punishment to serve as a lesson to Amjad and the public.

Residents of the condominium lodged a police report after spotting a man dressed as a suicide bomber in a lift last month.