09 Jul Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 runner-up charged for punching a cop and running through a roadblock
A former beauty queen was recently arrested after she crashed into a roadblock on the Federal Highway and punched a police officer.
According to Utusan Malaysia, the incident took place yesterday, 8 July, around 2.10am. While travelling from Kuala Lumpur heading towards Petaling Jaya, the 29-year-old and her friend were stopped at the roadblock. However, they did not stop their vehicle.
Instead, they crashed into the roadblock and the police proceeded to chase them in a patrol car.
Petaling Jaya district police chief Mohamad Fakhruddin Abdul Hamid told Utusan Malaysia that officers in the patrol car managed to stop her. However, the woman punched the officer on duty who pursued her. The suspect, who is believed to have been drunk, also hit her friend, causing them to sustain injuries.
The woman was charged at the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court today, 9 July. New Straits Times reported that the woman, who was a Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 finalist, pleaded not guilty to both charges before magistrate Zhafran Rahim Hamzah.
She was charged under Section 353 of the Penal Code, as well as abusing the dangerous drug tetrahydrocannabinol at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at 2pm on the same date. The offence falls under Section 15(1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a maximum of five years’ jail and RM20,000 fine on conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Lau Chia Xin asked the court to impose RM5,000 bail against the accused. However, counsel Datin Raj Preet Kaur pleaded for minimum bail stating that her client’s restaurant was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The court set RM3,000 bail for all charges and fixed 6 October for mention. During the same proceedings, the former beauty queen’s friend was also slapped with abusing drugs at the same place and time. The court set RM1,500 bail and fixed 1 October for mention. – Adapted from Says