SHAH ALAM, Dec 8 — Selangor executive council member Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad was today fined RM1,500 in default two weeks’ jail by the High Court here today for organising the ‘Black 505’ rally without permit three years ago.
Judge Datuk Ghazali Cha imposed the fine to Nik Nazmi, 34, after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Nik Nazmi paid the fine.
Earlier, his lawyer Shahredzan Johan appealed to the court for a lighter penalty on grounds that his client had not caused any harm to any quarters. However, deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin asked the court to imposed appropriate amount of fine to Nik Nazmi to serve as a lesson to other politicians to always respect the laws.
According to the charge sheet, Nik Nazmi, who is Selangor Education, Human Capital Development, Science and Innovation Committee chairman, failed to informed the Petaling Jaya Police chief within 10 days before the organising of the rally at the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council Stadium at 8.30 pm on May 3, 2013.
The charge under Section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 provides fine not exceeding RM10,000 upon conviction. — Bernama