Published: Friday November 2, 2012 MYT 12:51:00 PM
Updated: Friday November 2, 2012 MYT 5:25:32 PM
Despatch rider fined for threatening consular officer
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: A despatch rider was fined RM3,000 by a Magistrates Court here for threatening a consular officer of British High Commission three months ago due to life and work pressure.
Magistrate Suzarika Sahak fined Mohd Roslan Ahmad, 46, in default two months' jail after he pleaded guilty to the charge Friday.
Mohd Roslan was charged with criminally intimidating Joanne Low, 31, by leaving a message via a handphone to a voicemail box at Low's fixed line by saying, "watch out for terrorist attack".
He was accused of committing the offence with intent to cause fear to the victim at British High Commission in Jalan Ampang here at about 9.43pm on Aug 19.
Mohd Roslan was charged under Section 507 of the Penal Code read together under Section 506 of the same act, which provides a maximum of seven years' jail or a fine or both, if convicted.
In pleading for leniency, he said he committed the offence due to life and work pressure, as he did not earn much.
He said he was single, earned RM1,200 and is supporting his mother.
Asst Supt Zulkifli Osman was the prosecuting officer.