RM100 fine for verbally abusing nurse

nurseGEORGE TOWN: An office helper was today fined RM100 by the Balik Pulau magistrate’s court, for hurling profanities at a nurse last Tuesday.

Muhamad Lutfi Arifin, 35, was charged with committing the offence at a government clinic in Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, at about 8.30am on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty and paid the fine.

The charge, under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955, carries a maximum RM100 fine.

In mitigation today, Lutfi said he was remorseful over the incident, and told the court he was a married man and had a young child to care for.

Prosecuting officer Pang Meng Tuck, who appeared for the prosecution, pressed for an appropriate fine.

Magistrate Aziana Azib subsequently fined Lutfi the maximum RM100, in lieu of a day’s jail.

It was previously reported that Lutfi went to the clinic with his wife and their two-month-old baby for a routine check up.

He was said to be upset when the nurse told him not to change his baby’s diaper on a weighing machine, as it could cause the machine to malfunction.

It was then that Lutfi hurled insults at the nurse.

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