Single mom fined for online gambling
Published on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: The Magistrate’s Court here Tuesday ordered a 29-year-old woman to pay a fine of RM1,600 or one month jail for online gambling using her handphone.

Radma Haji pleaded guilty before Magistrate Afiq Agoes to committing the offence at 12.02pm on June 11 at the Checkpoint Mart here.

The offence under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or up to six months jail or both on conviction.

Represented by a duty counsel, Radma requested for a lower fine by saying that she was jobless, a single parent and has one child.

Inspector Lim Swee Beng prosecuting, applied for a deterrent sentence.

The court ordered the seized money of RM36 to be forfeited.

In another case, a 24-year-old man was fined RM1,000 or two months jail for having 24 pieces of ‘Wah Hui’ gambling slips.

Anthony Clabert Kuibin admitted before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to committing the offence at 12.50pm on Dec 7, 2019 at Putatan market area.

Inspector Albert Basiri, prosecuting, informed the court that Anthony was arrested by police for illegally selling the Wah Hui slips and seized the slips together with a handphone, a mobile printer and RM138 cash.

Investigations revealed that Anthony was a runner in selling the Wah Hui gambling slips.

Anthony was charged under Section 9(1) of the Common Gaming House Act 1953, which carries a jail term of up to six months, or fine of up to RM3,000, or both, on conviction.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old man was fined RM1,500 or one week jail for drink driving.

Chen Chi Leong, who appeared before Magistrate Afiq pleaded guilty to committing the offence on July 3 this year in Penampang.

Chen requested for leniency while traffic prosecuting officer Inspector Mohd Firdaus Che Mustafa applied for an appropriate sentence.

The charge under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 provides for a fine of between RM1,000 and RM6,000 or jail of up to 12 months on conviction.


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