Motorists nabbed in ops taken to court to settle fines

Motorists nabbed in ops taken to court to settle fines

KLANG - Traffic offenders were char­ged in the magistrate's court here yesterday after they were picked up under Ops Warta.

S. Ganesan, 30, from Jalan Kapar here, pleaded guilty to 28 charges, the majority of them for riding a motorcycle without a valid licence, insurance and road tax.

He was fined between RM100 (S$37) and RM300 in default of between two and four days jail for each of the offence.

M. Mathialagan, 20, from Taman Klang Perdana here, pleaded guilty to 20 similar charges, and was fined RM300 in default of five days jail for each of the offence.

They were among those brought to court immediately after they were picked up at roadblocks yesterday.

The rest were Fariz Roraimy Ahmad, 24; Natry, 24; M. Gobinath, 27; Muhammad Fauzi Maasom, 25; S. Chandrasegaran, 31; Aw Ching Wah, 50; M. Ithiran, 37; Nur Aqiff Arfan, 20; Kamarulshah Farnizam, 28; and Kamarulzahfar Nizam, 28.

All of them were fined between RM300 and RM7,900 after they plead­­ed guilty before magistrate Mariam Maran Abdullah @ Lusia Muda Maran while DPP Rizal Azani Zainal Adzam prosecuted.

It was learnt that some offenders had to spend a night in the lockup after failing to make payments by 4.30pm.

In Kuala Lumpur, a despatch rider and a technician were fined RM3,550 and RM1,400 respectively by a magistrate's court.

Michael Thomas, 35, and Ahmad Daud Tahir Abdul Gani, 23, pleaded guilty before magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin, before she ordered Thomas and Ahmad Daud to be jailed 65 days and 20 days respectively if they failed to pay the fines.

Thomas was charged with eight counts of traffic offences, with the earliest offence committed in 2002.

Ahmad Daud was slapped with four counts of riding without a motorcycle licence in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

However, prosecuting officer Insp Hashimah Hashim urged the court to mete out a deterrent sentence against both offenders.

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