KUALA LUMPUR – A former policemen who used violence against his Myanmar girlfriend to get the woman to pay her debts was fined RM3,000, in default four months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for extortion.
Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som meted out the fine on Zamzuri Ainul Musli, 48, who pleaded guilty to the charge.
Zamzuri, who is now a Grabcar driver, was charged with extorting RM1,000 from Lum Nyoi, 23, a bar waitress, at a condominium at Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin here at 4 am on Aug 7 last year.
The charge, under Section 384 of the Penal Code, provided an imprisonment for up to 10 years, or with fine, or with whipping, or with any two of such punishments, upon conviction.
In mitigation, Zamzuri, who was not represented, said he regretted his action and had a wife, four children and a father to support.
Deputy public prosecutor Nur Farah Adilah Noordin prosecuted. – BERNAMA