A man who was caught on video scolding and insulting a nasi lemak seller was charged in the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court today with the offence as well as for failing to wear a face mask.
Businessman J Shyamalan, 33, however pleaded not guilty to both charges, which were read out separately before magistrate Wong Chai Sia.
On the first charge of insulting the nasi lemak seller, Shyamalan, who has three children, was accused of intending to insult the modesty of the 23-year-old woman, which is an offence under Section 509 of the Penal Code.
If found guilty, he could be jailed for up to five years, fined or both.
Shyamalan was also charged with violating Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) 2021 by not wearing face mask in a public area.
The offences were allegedly committed in front of a shop at Jalan Desa Bakti, Taman Desa at 10.30am on July 18.
Shyamalan, represented by lawyer John Das, was allowed bail of RM4,000 with one surety for both charges. The court set Aug 24 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Ahmad Hakimi Wan Ahmad Jaafar prosecuted.