Court upholds sentence on Tian Chua over refusal to obey police order

 |Nov 30, 2016
The Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed Tian Chua's appeal against his conviction on refusal to heed police order on Apr 23, 2012.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed Tian Chua’s appeal against his conviction on refusal to heed police order on Apr 23, 2012.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court upheld the sentence imposed by Sessions Court on PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang, 53, better known as Tian Chua two years ago.

Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court sentenced Tian Chua on Jan 23, 2014, a month jail and imposed a fine of RM 1,000 for refusing a police order to leave the restricted Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in 2012.

Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan delivered the judgement after dismissing an appeal by Tian Chua against the conviction but allowed for a stay of execution of the jail sentence pending appeal to the Court of Appeal.

“Although the Sessions Court judge did not sign the undated written judgment, there has been no miscarriage of justice in accordance with Section 422 of the Criminal Procedure Code,” he said.

Tian Chua who is also the MP for Batu, was found guilty of refusing an order from DSP A. Rajagopal to leave the Pulapol area in Jalan Semarak at 2.30am on Apr 29, 2012, a day after the Bersih 3.0 rally.

He was represented by counsel Shahid Adli Kamarudin while DPP Nadia Hanim Mohd Tajuddin appeared for the prosecution.

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