10 charged with committing obscenity in Penang nude games, six plead guilty

Albert Yam Kam Hoong (left) and a suspect of the ‘Penang Nude Sports Game’ arrive at the Balik Pulau Magistrate’s Court to face the charges, August 28, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi
Albert Yam Kam Hoong (left) and a suspect of the ‘Penang Nude Sports Game’ arrive at the Balik Pulau Magistrate’s Court to face the charges, August 28, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

BALIK PULAU, Aug 28 — Six people pleaded guilty to committing obscene acts today over the controversial “Penang Nude Sports Game” held this May, while four others claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court here.

The ten, consisting of three women and seven men, were charged with committing obscene acts in public between 3pm and 6pm on May 30 at Pantai Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park.

They were charged under Section 294 (a) of the Penal Code for committing obscene acts which carries a jail sentence of up to three months or fine, or both.

Of the 10, four claimed trial to the offence while six pleaded guilty.

The 10 are Loh Kok Hong (pleaded guilty), Liew Wei Pheng (pleaded guilty), Chew Tok Hua (claimed trial), Chan Cheah Weng (claimed trial), Justin Ang Lee Kheng (pleaded guilty), Albert Yam Kam Hoong (pleaded guilty), Lionel Lau Choo Heng (pleaded guilty), Teh Guan Hoong (claimed trial), Kong Meng Yew (claimed trial) and M.Nandakumar (pleaded guilty).

Magistrate Mohd Najib Ismail allowed bail of RM4,000 in one surety each for those who had claimed trial to the offense and fixed October 16 for mention of the case.

The court then stood down before the magistrate will deliver the sentencing for those who pleaded guilty to the offence.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Edward Chan prosecuted the case while Alan Choong represented Loh Kok Hong and Jason Khor represented Teh Guan Hoong.

The rest are unrepresented.

A video clip showing some 18 people participating in events like body painting and outdoor activities on a secluded beach in the nude at the Penang National Park, went viral recently leading to a huge uproar.

The group is believed to have held another nudist event at a durian orchard in Balik Pulau the next day.

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