KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 ― PKR vice president Tian Chua today claimed trial to a charge of insulting the modesty of police officers in April last year.
In the incident at Armada hotel Chua Tian Chang is said to have used swear words at police officers who were seizing his mobile telephone. The charge was under Section 509 of the Penal Code.
The news site Malaysiakini reported Chua as saying that the police offices had not introduced themselves before trying to get at the mobile in question
“I tried to stop them and alerted hotel security. They (policeman) who seized the handphone then asked me to go to the police station,” he was reported as saying.
He later tried to stop the police vehicle to get the the phone.
Tian has equates the charges as political persecution, claiming that the attorney-general had agreed not to charge him with sedition.
“I was investigated for an alleged seditious tweet, where they did not charge me for that but levelled this charge on me instead.”
Petaling Jaya Sessions judge Abu Bakar Manat fixed bail at RM5,000 with one surety and fixed Sept 11 for case mention.