Jobless man fails to pay RM3,000 fine

KUCHING: An unemployed man was fined RM3,000 in default seven months’ jail on Monday for threatening to hurt his mother.

Magistrate Zaiton Anuar meted out the sentence on the 23-year-old accused from Kampung Sri Kandong, after he pleaded guilty under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

The accused had threatened to hurt his mother at a house at Kampung Sri Kandong, Jalan Hidupan Liar, Matang here on May 27 at 4 pm

According to the facts of the case, the accused went amok while holding a vegetable knife.

He had threatened to stab his mother with the knife if she did not give him some money.  

He was arrested by the police at 5.15 pm on June 9.

The next day (June 10) at 5.30 pm, his mother handed over the knife to the Kota Sentosa Police Station as evidence.

The accused failed to pay the fine.