Jason Lo charged with tresspassing, drug abuse

KUALA LUMPUR: Singer and former telecommunications company CEO Jason Lo was today charged with trespassing into a house and injecting a drug into his body.

Lo, 44, pleaded not guilty to charges read in separate Magistrates’ Courts.

He was charged under Section 448 of the Penal Code with trespassing into a house in Bangsar Park, Brickfields at 10 pm, on Oct 30, which carries a maximum jail term of three years or a fine of up to RM5,000 or both.

Deputy public prosecutor Wan Ahmad Hakimi Wan Ahmad Jaafar prosecuted while lawyer Mardhiyah Siraj represented Jason Lo.

The court set bail at RM2,000 with one surety and fixed Dec 17 for mention.

In another court, Lo claimed trial to the charge of injecting the drug methamphetamine into his body.

The accused allegedly committed the offence in the office toilet of the Narcotics Crime Investigation Division of the Brickfields police headquarters on Travers Road, at 5.15 pm, on Nov 15.

The prosecution was conducted under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and is punishable under Section 15 (1) of the same Act which provides for a fine not exceeding RM5,000 or a jail term not exceeding two years and subject to supervision under a correctional officer for not less than two years and a maximum of three years.

Deputy public prosecutor Nur Fatin Mohd Farid appeared for the prosecution.

The court set bail at RM2,500 with one surety and set Dec 30 for mention.

Lo paid the bail.