The accused pleaded guilty to charges of voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation.
Mohammad Zaim Faiz Tarmizi, 29, was sentenced to seven days in jail by Tapah’s Magistrate’s Court earlier today.
Two days ago, a video of Zaim hitting a female driver’s head while hurling offensive and abusive words went viral on social media. He was then dubbed “abang sado baju merah” by netizens.
The incident happened on 5 June at 5.33 pm at Lata Iskandar, Km22 when both of them were travelling from Cameron Highlands to Tapah. He claimed that she was driving recklessly, almost causing him to get into an accident.
As reported by NST, Magistrate Siti Hanum Mohmad Sah passed the sentence on Zaim after he pleaded guilty to charges of voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation.
The first charge describes Zaim threatening Amiera Atiqah Shahrizan, 25 by uttering “pecah muka kau sat lagi” (I’ll break your face).
The offence falls under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, which carries a jail term of up to seven years or a fine, or both, on conviction.
Meanwhile, for the second charge, he voluntarily caused hurt to Amierah under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which provides imprisonment for up to two years or a fine of up to RM2,000 or both.
#NSTnation Magistrate Siti Hanum Mohmad Sah passed the sentence on Mohammad Zaim Faiz Tarmizi after he pleaded guilty to charges of voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation. #RoadBully #Intimidation #Court #Police https://t.co/h8oNymqcnn— New Straits Times (@NST_Online) June 9, 2023
Deputy Public Prosecutor, Geetha Jora Singh suggested that the accused should be given appropriate punishment because the man’s actions are serious offences and it serves as a message to the public not to repeat such actions.
“By giving a light punishment, such offence will be taken lightly by others,” she said.
However, Zaim, who was unrepresented and earns RM4,000 monthly as a factory supervisor pleaded for a light sentence because he supports a child and a wife who is eight months pregnant.
“I plead for a light punishment. During the incident, the complainant tried to overtake (my car) but there was a car in front. If she did that, it could cause a fatal accident to my family and those at the back (of my car).
“That is why I was so mad. I have my pregnant wife and my child in my car,” he said.
Before handing down the sentence, Siti Hanum advised the accused to think first before acting and that every action has consequences not only for oneself but for family members and the community.
“The court is the last bastion of justice for all people. Punishment should be a lesson for all. Think before you act. Think about your family first,” she said.
The court sentenced Zaim to seven days in jail and the sentence begins today.