Oh, you guys think the authorities are messing around when they said we should obey the Movement Control Order (MCO)?
They are not messing around, as this one man found out the really hard way.
Fined and facing jail time
In the incident that took place in Sungai Siput (U) last Friday (20 March), the man, who was reportedly intoxicated at the time, refused to cooperate with the police as they were enforcing the MCO, the New Straits Times
According to the facts of the case, Sungai Siput (U) district Deputy Police Chief Juna Yusoff had introduced himself as a senior police officer when he found 33-year-old S. Punniamurthy intoxicated by the roadside.
However, when Juna asked Punniamurthy to produce his Mykad, he refused to do so and pushed Juna away. That promptied several other accompanying officers to apprehend Punniamurthy on the spot.
For his actions, Punniamurthy was charged by the Sungai Siput Magistrate’s Court on Monday (23 March) for obstructing police in carrying out their duties.
He was fined RM5,000 in default of 10 months’ jail after pleading guilty to the charge.
The offence under Section 186 of the Penal Code carries a maximum two years’ jail or a maximum RM10,000 fine, or both, so yeah, this matter is really no play-play.
So guys, if you want to spend some time in jail, please defy the MCO!