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Woman who wrote 'babi' on traffic summons fined RM100

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The woman who was nabbed after writing the word "babi" (pig) on a police summons has been fined RM100.

The Johor Bahru Magistrate's Court imposed the fine after 53-year-old Tan Yeoh Foong pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 for her insulting behaviour towards a traffic policeman.

The unemployed widow's lawyer Chuah Shyue Chien told the court that Tan was emotionally unstable due to her anaemia.

“Her condition makes her feel weak and emotionally unstable,” Chuah was quoted as saying by New Straits Times today.

The lawyer added that Tan promised not to repeat her mistake. She paid the fine.

Tan had committed the offending behaviour when she refused to move her gold-coloured Mercedes-Benz, which was parked along Jalan Tun Razak, Johor Bahru, and was obstructing traffic.

A traffic officer asked her to move the car, which was parked on a double line, but she refused.

She was subsequently issued a traffic summons, on which she wrote the word "babi".

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