Published: Monday October 29, 2012 MYT 2:34:00 PM
Updated: Monday October 29, 2012 MYT 2:48:36 PM
Tian Chua to make his defence over disobeying police orders
By QISHIN TARIQ
KUALA LUMPUR: Batu MP Chua Tian Chuang has been ordered by the Sessions Court here Monday to enter his defence in his case regarding disobeying police orders to leave a protected area.
Chua, 49, popularly known as Tian Chua, had claimed trial to disobeying orders given by enforcement officer DSP A. Rajagopal to leave the Malaysian Police Training Centre (Pulapol), a place established as a protected area according to the Protected Areas Order (No 2) 1975.
Judge Mahmud Abdullah ruled that the prosecution had successfully proven a prima facie case, and ordered Chua to enter his defence.
Chua was accused of committing the offence under section 4 (2) of the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act 1959 at about 2.30am on April 29 at the centre in Jalan Semarak here.
If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison, a fine, or both.
The prosecution was lead by DPP Mohd Dasuki Mokhtar and Amirah Mohamed Yusoff.
Chua was represented by Latheefa Koya.
Nine witnesses were adduced by the prosecution in the course of the trial that started on July 23.
The court set Nov 29 and 30 for the defence proceedings.