Tian Chua charged with ‘outraging’ cop’s modesty

13-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Batu MP Tian Chua was charged on Tuesday with “outraging the modesty” of a policeman through using foul language.

Tian Chua, whose real name is Chua Tian Chang, claimed trial before the Sessions Court to accusations that he had outraged the modesty of police assistant superintendent Glenn A. Sinappah by saying “bastard”, “stupid police” and “#** you” to his person.

The alleged offence occurred at the main entrance of the Armada Hotel in Section 52, here, at 7.45pm on April 14.

The offence under Section 509 of the Penal Code is punishable by a five-year prison sentence, fine, or both.

DPP Zhafran Rahim Hamzah urged that bail be set at RM20,000 but Tian Chua’s counsel Michelle Yesudas plead for bail to be set at RM500.

She mitigated with the fact that Tian Chua was a second term Member of Parliament and had never failed to appear for his other court cases.

Yesudas later told The Star that within the Indian penal code, Section 509 only applied to offences against women, but it also protected the modesty of men in Malaysia.

Judge Abu Bakar Manat fixed bail at RM5,000 with one surety and set September 11 for next mention.



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