Friday, March 11, 2016
Papagomo fined RM4,300 for assaulting foreign worker
The controversial blogger, whose real name is Wan Mohd Azri Wan Deris, 33, pleaded guilty to all three charges read before Magistrate Husna Dzulkifly.
He was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code for slapping, punching and kicking Pakistani worker Khuram Shahzad in front of ED-03-03A at Starparc mall, Wangsa Maju here at 1.30pm on Jan 29.
Court proceedings, which began at 11.30am, were adjourned until 2.30pm as technical difficulties were encountered when trying to replay a video of the assault.
The father of four was represented by lawyer Azizzul Shariman Mat Yusoff while Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Zikri Jaafar acted for the prosecution.
In pleading for leniency, Azizzul said his client did not have any previous criminal records and did not commit the offence blindly as mentioned in the statement of facts.
Ahmad Zikri, however, argued that Wan Mohd Azri should not have taken matters into his own hands and should have respected the law.
The accused was ordered to pay RM1,000 or two months’ jail in default for the first charge, RM1,500 for the second charge and RM1,800 for the third charge.
It was earlier reported that Papagomo had assaulted a man believed to be a foreign worker in a four-minute video clip that went viral on social media.