E-hailing driver pleads not guilty to hurting Chinese national

KUANTAN: An e-hailing driver pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here on Wednesday (Dec 27) to a charge of causing grievous hurt to a Chinese national.

Mohd Sidek Saleh, 32, was charged with voluntarily causing serious injury to a finger on the woman’s right hand by attacking her with a foldable chair.

The offence was allegedly committed in the lobby of a hotel in Jalan Sekilau here at about 6.20 pm on Dec 16 and if found guilty of the offence under Section 326 of the Penal Code, he faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence, a fine and whipping.

Judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain allowed him bail of RM15,000 with two sureties and also ordered him to not intimidate witnesses in the case, as well as to report himself at the nearest police station every month and surrender his passport to the court.

He also set Feb 5 for mention.

Earlier, lawyer Datuk Zaharman Zainal Abidin, representing Mohd Sidek, when asking the court to grant bail for his client, said his client had no previous record and is a disabled person.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Luqman Hakim Mohamad Usari prosecuted.

Source: The Star


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