KUCHING (August 17): The Magistrate’s Court yesterday fined a man RM1,500 in default of two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to damaging properties at a townhouse complex in Batu Kawa here.
Kelana Lucas, 39, from Lundu, pleaded before Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali on a charge brought under Section 427 of the Penal Code.
He could be imprisoned for up to five years or a fine of two if convicted.
According to the indictment, he committed mischief by damaging a security cone, a metal barrier and a sign belonging to the MJC Batu Kawa compound at 11:03 a.m. on August 11.
A security guard at the resort, who is also the complainant, said he was approached by the accused, who is a former security guard at the resort.
The accused, while intoxicated while riding a motorbike, created a scene and struck a safety cone, metal barrier and sign, causing damage amounting to RM90.
A police report was then filed which led to his arrest around 11:40 a.m.
It was revealed that the defendant behaved in such a way that he was unhappy to have been fired because he was always so drunk at work that he was unable to do his job.
Insp. Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted when the accused was unrepresented.