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RM1,500 poorer for beating wife over faulty toilet

Published on: Thursday January 20, 2022

By: Jo Ann Mool

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Kota Kinabalu: A 45-year-old unemployed man, who assaulted his wife over a toilet flushing problem last year, was fined RM1,500 or five months in prison on Wednesday. Teh Beng Chee was ordered to pay the fine after pleading guilty before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to willfully injuring his 42-year-old wife at 6 p.m. on April 26, 2021 at a unit in Beverly Hills, Penampang. Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik, prosecuting, informed the court that prior to the incident, the wife, who had just returned from work, had requested Beng’s assistance in fixing the toilet flush as she could not shoot after using it.

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Teh managed to fix it and in anger he lifted the toilet tank lid and tried to throw it at his wife but their daughter managed to block it. When Teh’s wife and daughter moved into the kitchen, Teh picked up a steel jug from a table and threw it at his wife and hit her in the right arm, the court heard. The wife, who suffered bruises on her arm, then filed a complaint against Teh, the prosecution said. Duty counsel Lim Ming Zoog, representing Teh in seeking a lenient sentence, told the court that Teh had been unemployed since the AGC’s inception and married with two children. When questioned by the court, Teh said the plaintiff was still his wife but they lived apart. Teh was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year or a fine of up to RM2,000 or both in case of condemnation.

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Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man has been fined RM100 or jailed for three months for fraudulently having RM1,300 in his bank account last year. Kedy Ak Daun pleaded guilty to having the money belonging to a Hasbullah Abdul Him, in his bank account, between January 13 and January 14, 2021 here, which he did not give a satisfactory explanation of how from which he obtained it. Kedy had committed an offense under Section 22A(1) of the Minor Offenses Ordinance which provides for a fine of up to RM100 or up to three months in jail or both if convicted . In another case, a 30-year-old man was fined RM25 or jailed for three days for threatening his younger sister. Callixtus Stephen admitted to committing the offense against a certain Christie Stephen at 9:30 p.m. on September 30, 2021 at Kg Rugading Babagon in Penampang. The court heard from the prosecution that Callixte pronounced “Ko tunggu tiada orang dirumah, hancur kepala ko, hilang kepala ko (Wait (when) no one else is home, your head will break, your head will be gone”) . Kelvan said Callixtus did this because he was unhappy that the sister had borrowed their mother’s vehicle to transport her belongings from her rented house to their parents’ house. The offense under section 8(1)(e) of the Petty Offenses Ordinance provides for a fine of RM25 on conviction.
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