Woman Who Wielded Steering Lock at MPSJ Officer Jailed for Contempt

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A case of her mouth landing her in more trouble.

  • She screamed at the magistrate
  • She bit a policewoman’s arm
  • She was uncontrollable, disrupting proceedings that had to be adjourned
  • Her husband pleaded for leniency, saying he had failed to convince his wife to listen to the court’s orders
  • She pleaded not guilty to earlier charge, facing a maximum two-year jail term, a fine up to RM10,000, or both, if convicted
  • She goes to jail to serve two-week sentence for contempt

The accountant who was recorded screaming at a Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) enforcement officer while wielding a steering lock, was sentenced to two weeks’ jail for contempt of court.

The court held Liew Yoke Peng, 43, in contempt after she raised her voice in defiance of the magistrate until a policewoman tried to calm her down.

Instead of behaving, she bit the policewoman, causing a button on the police officer’s uniform to fall off. The policewoman sustained a wound on her arm.

The outburst occurred when magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya ordered the accused, who was unrepresented, to keep quiet during the proceedings.

The proceedings, which started in the morning, had to be adjourned to the afternoon as the accused was uncontrollable.

Liew was sentenced to two weeks’ jail at the Kajang women’s prison for shouting and disobeying the magistrate’s order. She committed the offence at a magistrate’s court in Petaling Jaya at 11.35am today.

The charge under Article 26 Third Schedule (Section 99A) of the Subordinate Courts Act 1947 carries a maximum fine of RM150 or a maximum jail term of three weeks.

Liew’s husband pleaded for leniency, saying that he had failed to convince his wife to listen to the court’s orders.

Before passing the sentence, magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya advised Liew to be professional and respect the rules of the court.

“Everybody in this courtroom is doing their job, including me and the police officers. You cannot simply insult us,” the magistrate said.

Prior to the contempt proceeding, Liew was accused of obstructing an MPSJ enforcement officer from discharging his duties at a parking area in Bandar Puteri Puchong at 1pm on Sept 6.

The charge under Section 186 of the Penal Code carries a maximum two-year jail sentence, a fine up to RM10,000 or both, if convicted.Liew pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

In a video which went viral on social media, Liew was seen screaming at the officer after her car was clamped because it was parked in a lot reserved for the disabled.

The accused, who was wielding a steering lock in a threatening manner, yelled at the officer that she could not find a parking lot and that she was buying food for her husband who is disabled.

DPP Abu Arsalnaa Zainal Abidin offered bail at RM7,000 in one surety and asked for the court to order the accused to report to the police station monthly and to surrender her passport to the court.

The court fixed bail at RM4,000 in one surety and allowed the conditions requested by the prosecution.

The case is set for mention on Nov 24. 

Earlier report: Sept 9, Woman Wielding a Steering Lock and Screaming at Council Officer