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Man fined RM2,000 for fender bender involving Liow's ex-aide

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The driver who repeatedly rammed his car on the Honda City car owned by a former aide of MCA president Liow Tiong Lai on Aug 5 has been fined RM2,000 for the offence of mischief.

This after the 45-year-old Toyota Hilux driver pleaded guilty at a Magistrate's Court in Bentong, China Press reported today.

The accused was charged under Section 426 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail sentence of five years or a fine, or both.

The driver, who was charged on Aug 8, declined to comment on the matter.

Liow's former aide, Wong Thim Cheong, who showed up at the court, appeared to be disappointed with the light punishment, but said he respects the court's ruling.

"The ruling has proven he is guilty (in ramming my car). Thanks for the concerns of many people in the past week. I, once again, apologise (for double parking)," he said.

The 27-year-old said he would also reserve his legal right in pursuing the matter.

Last week, a video footage of the incident that went viral showed Wong having double-parked his car, blocking the four-wheel drive, despite the availability of parking spots in the area.

The owner of the Hilux then proceeded to ram on Wong's vehicle, repeatedly.

Based on several photographs shared online, netizens pieced together that Wong was the owner and criticised him for double-parking and other road users who do the same as well. Some also criticised the Hilux driver.

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