5 MONTHS’ JAIL FOR ATTACKING OFFICER
Man pleads guilty to obstructing MPSJ officer from carrying out his duties
AMAN who attacked a Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) enforcement officer with pepper spray last week was sobbing in the dock yesterday after he was sentenced to five months’ jail and fined RM3,000, in default three months’ imprisonment.
Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya meted out the sentence to unemployed Leng Wan Kwan, 50, after he pleaded guilty to using criminal force to obstruct a public servant from carrying out his duty.
Leng’s wife, who was present in court, was holding back tears as her husband was ushered into the lockup room at the end of the proceedings.
The father of three was charged with obstructing Norsafuan Nordin, 31, from carrying out his duty as an MPSJ officer by using pepper spray on him in front of a restaurant in Jalan Puteri 1/4, Bandar Puteri, Puchong at 12.40pm on Nov 7.
According to the facts of the case, Leng and his wife berated and acted aggressively towards Norsafuan after he clamped Leng’s white Honda City for illegal parking.
Leng’s move temporarily blinded Norsafuan and left him with breathing difficulties.
Norsafuan lodged a report on the incident.
Leng was charged under Section 353 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum two years’ imprisonment, or a fine, or both upon conviction.
The defendant, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lenient sentence, saying that he was his family’s sole breadwinner and had been jobless for the past four months.
“I underwent an eye operation several months ago and have not been able to work since,” he said.
However, deputy public prosecutor Natasya Chin Le Jy pressed for a deterrent sentence, saying that the public should respect civil servants who were carrying out their duties.
The court also ordered Leng’s prison term to run from the date of his sentencing.