Brothers fined for impersonating palace officials

Brothers fined for impersonating palace officials

PETALING JAYA - When a policeman stopped two brothers for a routine traffic check, they flashed a yellow card proclaiming that they are officials from a royal palace.

The card read "Pertubuhan Keturunan Raja Kelantan Asal" (Association of Kelantan Royal Family Descendants).

The card is said to have borne the names and the MyKad numbers of the brothers - Pong Ah Choy, 44, and Pong Kim Seng, 41.

Both men had flashed the card to Lans Koperal Mohd Yusof Nor when he stopped them at a petrol station along Maju Jaya, Puchong on Feb 24.

But they failed to fool the policeman.

Yesterday, the brothers were fined RM1,500 each by magistrate Atiqah Abdul Karim after they admitted to the charge of impersonation.

The magistrate also instructed Ah Choy and Kim Seng to be sent to prison for a month each if they failed to pay the fine. They paid the fine.

The brothers had earlier claimed trial when they were first charged with the offence last month.

Ay Choy, who is a restaurant worker and Kim Seng, a quarry worker, were charged under Section 416 of the Penal Code for cheating by impersonation.

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