Saturday, May 05, 2007

Lulu Wonders If Policemen Are Really So Volatile

Filmmaker jailed for insulting policeman
KUALA LUMPUR: A day’s jail and a RM100 fine – that is what a film director got for swearing and showing her middle finger at a traffic policeman.
Grace Koh Kher Sze was stuck in an evening jam on April 23 when she wound down her car window and shouted a four-letter word as well as stuck her middle finger out at a policeman manning the Jalan Hang Tuah-Jalan Imbi intersection.
The policeman, who saw what the 28-year-old did, and together with his partner, went after her and arrested her.
At a magistrate's court here yesterday, Koh pleaded guilty to insulting behaviour.
In mitigation, Koh told the court that she was sorry and that she had regretted the act. She also promised that she would never repeat it.
Prosecuting officer C/Insp R. Rukumar asked that she be fined and jailed for the offence, saying she had insulted a government official.
He said something bad could have happened had the traffic policeman concerned lost his patience.
When asked by Magistrate Aizatul Akmal Maharani what he meant by that, C/Insp Rukumar said the traffic policeman could have lost his cool and took out his firearm.
Fortunately, he did not do that and only arrested the accused.
After sentencing Koh, Aizatul Akmal reminded her not to repeat the act.
“Even I have to show respect to policemen,” he said.
Koh was accompanied by a male companion while she served her one-day sentence in court.

The policeman, the prosecuting officer and the magistrate seem to think so.
Lulu hopes they're wrong, for the sake of the safety and well-being of all Malaysians.


Anonymous said...

just cos she is a girl.
big bullies in gomen.

Anonymous said...

What happens if a male student were to give the same middle finger salute to a lady teacher?

mob1900 said...

Now we know where the 'Datuks' comes in-lah. They even saman you if you show 'disrespect' to VIP convoys for RM300 AFTER they wrecked your car!

Hammerhead said...

Did the judge mean that the police have no self control, and cannot be trusted with their firearms? In that case, they are a menace to the public.

Anonymous said...

Exactly Anon 4:09 AM , what happens? Nothing! That's the state of s**t wrought by all those accummulated (Umno)politically influenced manja-ness that help wreck the schools into what it has long become today.

Anonymous said...

The KL Traffic police are crazy. What job they are doing? Look at Batu Road school traffic junction. They allow cars from Jalan sultan Ismail to flow and block those from Jalan Raja Laut (BTW - who is higher in rank? Raja or Sultan). Those cops do not know the law of nature - the jams in Sogo and Pertama are blocked too. No wonder many motorcyclists honk at thosee cops when they held up the traffic 2 long.