Tian Chua fined RM3,000 for insulting cop’s modesty
PKR vicepresident Tian Chua was yesterday fined RM3,000 for insulting the modesty of a police officer three years ago.
Tian Chua, 53, whose real name is Chua Tian Chang was found guilty of uttering remarks against a police officer by judge Yasmin Abdul Razak.
Yasmin said the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
The Batu member of parliament (MP) was accused of uttered words that included “bastard” and “stupid police”, with an intention to insult the modesty of Deputy Superintendent Glenn A. Sinappah at the main entrance of Armada Hotel lobby here at 7.45pm on April 14, 2014.
Chua was represented by Latheefa Koya while deputy public prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim appeared for the prosecution.
During mitigation, Latheefa told the court that Chua was not only a parliamentarian but also a social activist who fought for the rights of workers and had won many accolades and awards.
“There is no reason to jail him because no harm was done to anybody and a fine not exceeding RM2,000 is sufficient. Otherwise, he will lose his eligibility to contest in the next election.”
Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said Chua would not be disqualified as an MP immediately, despite being fined RM3,000 because he could still appeal the court ruling.