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High Court upholds Tian Chua's conviction, but reduces fine

The High Court in Shah Alam today upheld a conviction against Batu MP Tian Chua for a charge of insulting the modesty of a police officer.

Judicial Commissioner Abdul Karim Abdul Rahman, who dismissed Tian Chua's appeal against his conviction under Section 509 of the Penal Code, however, reduced an earlier sentence of RM3,000 fine decided by the Shah Alam Sessions Court last March.

"I found that the RM3,000 fine was not an appropriate sentence (so) I reduce it to RM2,000, in default of two months' jail.

"Therefore the (cross) appeal by the prosecutors to increase the sentence is rejected," said Abdul Karim...

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