M Sugu, the husband of famous YouTuber S Pavithra, recently managed to escape jail term for possessing a dangerous weapon last year
On Monday, 11 January, Sessions Court judge Norashima Khalid meted out Sugu's jail term after the 30-year-old had pleaded guilty to the offence, according to New Straits Times.
The judge imposed an RM8,000 bail, and Sugu is released on a three-year good behaviour bond instead. Moreover, Sugu will have to pay an additional RM3,000 to bear the prosecution and investigation costs.
During the court proceedings, Sugu's lawyer, Syahrul Nizam Mohd Rabi, appealed for a lighter sentence and requested the court to allow for a good behaviour bond
He stated that the incident was due to a misunderstanding, and Sugu is remorseful and promised not to repeat it.
"Sugu has never been involved in any criminal cases. He was also one of the candidates to be named as 'Ipoh City Icon' and is currently taking care of his two small sons," Syahrul said, as reported by The Star.
"He has regretted his act and promised not to repeat it again. His confession also saved the trial time and cost," Syahrul said, according to Malay Mail.
On 21 July last year, Sugu was found in possession of a 26" sickle at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB)'s parking space
He had demanded to enter one of the hospital wards while holding the sickle. It was also reported that Sugu was drunk during the incident.
Later, on the same day at around 10pm, a fight had broken out between Sugu and Pavithra at the hospital.
He was then charged under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958, which carries a minimum jail sentence of five years and a maximum of 10 years, if found guilty.