Event organisers fined over indecency
BENTONG: The trainer responsible for the indecency during a field sporting activity at a resort near here in January, pleaded on behalf of the participants during proceedings at the magistrate’s court yesterday.
Yew Kian Shyong, 45, pleaded before magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud, saying that it was his responsibility as a trainer to bear the punishment for the incident.
“The motivational camp was meant to teach them compassion and self-confidence .
“I hope they will be given a chance to start anew as they are still young,” said the father of two.
Yew, together with four others from the private company which organised the event, was fined RM3,000, in default two months’ jail and a mandatory month’s jail for abetting in the indecent exposure.
The four were Cheak Yen Wah, 33, T’ng Cheng Leong, 44, Lie Keh Feng, 23, and Lim Eu Geen, 26.
A total of 23 youths, who exposed themselves during the activity, which was held within the resort’s compound located at Selesa Hillhomes here, were fined RM1,500 each, or in default one month’s jail for indecent exposure.
Five other youths, who also joined the activity, but did not partake in the nudity, were also fined RM1,500 each or one month’s jail for abetment.
All pleaded guilty.
According to the police, eight other youths who also took part were currently overseas, and would face charges on May 22 upon their return to Malaysia.
Aged between 19 and 23, the youths had taken part in a game at what was said to be a motivational camp on Jan 21.
At the same time, three juveniles under the age of 18 were granted bail at RM1,000 with request for behavioural reports on their conduct.
The accused appeared in court wearing surgical face masks and tried their best to avoid the media.