A man who assaulted a fireman trying to douse his burning car at Bandar Tun Hussein Onn was sentenced to six months' jail and a RM6,000 fine
On 21 October, Kan Hong Kit was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to two counts of driving recklessly and obstructing a public servant.
According to New Straits Times, Magistrate Syahrul Sazly Md Sain sentenced Kan to five months' jail and a fine of RM6,000 for driving recklessly and endangering the lives of other drivers. Failure to pay the fine will see him serve another three months in prison.
The court also suspended his driving licence for two years.
In another court, he was sentenced to a month's jail by magistrate Muhammad Noor Firdaus Rosli
The court ruled that Kan had used criminal force to obstruct firefighter Alfred Rudy Anak Tungku from discharging his duties as a civil servant.
Kan apologised for his actions and promised not to repeat the offence in a bid to plead for leniency.
"I am a part-timer and I have to care for both my parents. I am also a first offender," he said.
Kan was ordered to serve the jail terms starting from today.
However, deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Hairuliqram Hairuddin urged for a heavier sentence
Hairuliqram said that the offence took place during the Conditional Movement Control Order and Kan should have cooperated with the authorities who were trying to put out the fire on his car.
"He shouldn't have attacked the fireman and belittle the duty of civil servants especially the frontliners who are working hard to break the chain of COVID-19."
He also added that Kan's recklessness had damaged two cars during the incident.