PETALING JAYA: A woman has been arrested for writing the word “babi” (pig) on a summons issued to her by a Johor Bahru traffic policeman.
According to Johor Bahru Selatan police chief ACP Sulaiman Salleh, the incident took place at 8.50pm yesterday when the 53-year-old woman parked her Mercedes-Benz in Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
A traffic policeman saw that the car was obstructing traffic and told the woman to park elsewhere, but she refused to budge.
He then issued her a summons for obstructing traffic, ignoring traffic signs and for parking her car along a double line.
“Instead, the suspect wrote the word ‘babi’ when she signed her name (on the summons) and shouted at the officer, saying her name was ‘babi’,” said Sulaiman when contacted by FMT.
“We believe she did that with the intention of insulting the officer.”
The officer, with the help of a surveillance unit, arrested her on the spot.
“She is currently in police custody and will be charged in the Johor Bahru Sessions Court at 9am tomorrow. If found guilty, she can be fined up to RM100 for insulting a policeman.”
He advised the public not to insult or use inappropriate words against policemen carrying out their duties to maintain public order.
Last month, a married couple was found guilty of harassing a female Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) enforcement officer for issuing them a parking ticket.
They were jailed two weeks and fined RM3,000 each but have appealed against the sentence.