Garbage Truck Driver Fined RM100 For Insulting Policeman

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PETALING JAYA, Nov 9 -- A garbage truck driver was slapped with a maximum fine of RM100 by the Magistrate's Court here today for hurling obscene words and displaying obscene gestures at a policeman on duty.

Magistrate Zaki Asyraf Zubir meted out the fine on S. Ramesh, 28, after he pleaded guilty to insulting Corporal Mohd Ikhwan Yusof at Jalan Masjid Sg Wei here at 3 pm on Nov 4.

The charge, under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955, provides a fine of up to RM100, upon conviction.
Earlier, Ramesh, who was unrepresented, appealed for leniency on the grounds that he was desperate to answer a call of nature at the time of the incident.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Fazeedah Faik.