FOUR people, including two Indonesian men, were charged in the Shah Alam Sessions Court today with poisoning a flock of pigeons last month.
The Indonesian nationals, Fathur Rosi Arsijo, 22, and Abdul Rahman Sauji, 32, both cleaners, pleaded guilty before judge Rasyihah Ghazali, while two administrative assistants Noor Hazirah Masuan, 32, and Nurul Najwa Shafikah Zukri, 22, claimed trial after the charge was read to them.
They were jointly charged with giving a poisonous substance to pigeons without valid permission or reasonable cause in front of a factory in Batu Tiga, Shah Alam at 3.53pm, on July 21.
The charge was framed under section 31(1)(a) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015, which provides for a fine of between RM20,000 and RM100,000, a maximum jail term of two years or both.,
The court fixed September 12 for sentencing against Fathur and Rahman, as well as for mention and submission of documents for the two women.
Rasyihah also allowed the women bail of RM5,000 with one surety. They were also ordered to surrender their passports to court.
The Indonesian nationals were not granted bail as they were being detained under the Immigration Act 1959/63.
Veterinary Department prosecuting officer Mohd Sharif Sabran prosecuted and lawyer Nur Iwani Izzaty represented Noor Hazirah and Nurul Najwa. The two Indonesians were unrepresented. – Bernama, August 9, 2022.