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Four pirate cabbies fined
Published on: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: Four pirate taxi operators were fined a total of RM6,000 by the Magistrate's Court here.

Ag Asmawie Pg Ayub, Ronny Andrew, Jasmani Yusuf and Hairolddy Dauhin, aged between 25 and 39, pleaded guilty to misusing their motor vehicle licences by taking passengers at the parking area of the Bandaraya mosque here, between 11.18am and 11.23am on March 31, this year.

They were each ordered to pay a fine of RM1,500 or two weeks jail.

The four had committed an offence under Section 23(2) of the Road Transport Act which provides for a fine of between RM1,000 and RM10,000 or a jail term of up to two year, or both, on conviction.

In another case, two men were also fined for drunk-driving.

Ernest Georgennye, 23, was fined RM3,000 or one month's jail while Carmelon Jerome, 30, was fined RM2,500 or two weeks' jail for committing the offence at separate locations along Jalan Bundusan, in Penampang, at 1.30am on July 27 and at Jalan Penampang Bypass at 1.43am on Feb 25.

The offence under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 carries a fine of between RM1,000 and RM6,000 or jail of up to 12 months, on conviction. Traffic prosecuting officer Insp. Hanif Mamyudi prosecuted before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie.

Meanwhile, two men were penalised for committing drug-related offences.

Abdullah Latif was jailed 11 months for having 1.58gm of syabu at 12.05pm on May 30 at Karamunsing, while Anisah Abd Rahman was handed 10 months' jail for taking drugs on June 29 here.

Inspector Suzie Kupit prosecuted before Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus. – Jo Ann Mool

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