KUCHING: A local man learned the hard way that it doesn’t pay to be violent.
He was fined a total of RM6,800 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for hitting his brother-in-law with a motorcycle exhaust and for shattering the victim’s car windscreen.
Lai Teck Man pleaded guilty to two charges which were read separately before magistrates Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali and Zubaidah Sharkawi.
On the first charge, the 33-year old accused intentionally caused injury to Liew Jan Kim, 43, by hitting him with a motorcycle exhaust at a motorcycle spare parts company at Batu 17, Jalan Kuching-Serian at about 11.45am on Dec 1, 2021.
He was charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail term of up to 10 years or a fine or whipping.
Syarifah Fatimah imposed a fine of RM3,800 in default five months’ jail.
On the second charged, he was accused of intentionally damaging the windshield and bonnet of the victim’s car, which resulted in a loss of RM3,000.
The accused committed the act in front of a bistro in Jalan Kuching-Serian at about 3.30pm on March 25, this year.
He was charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code.
For the offence, Zubaidah imposed a fine of RM3,000 in default three months’ jail.
The court was told that the accused was dissatisfied with his brother-in-law (complainant) for refusing to withdraw the police report lodged against him in June last year.
It is understood that the crisis between the accused and the complainant is on business matters.
Prosecuting officers Insp Mohd Adzmei Ahmad and Insp Nur Syafiqa Nyaie Ilin prosecuted.