Jailed for showing obscene sign at Queen

Royal offence: Leong (right) leaving the courthouse in Penang. — Bernama

(The Star) – A factory supervisor pleaded guilty to two charges of showing an obscene sign in the direction of the Raja Permaisuri Agong and a police officer at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas here.

Leong Pei Koe, 28, who was charged under Section 294 (a) of the Penal Code (Act 674) for lewd activity in a public place, was sentenced to a month’s jail from the date of his arrest and fined RM6,000 under the first charge by a magistrate’s court.

He was also sentenced to a week’s jail from the date of arrest and fined RM2,000 under the second charge of showing an obscene gesture to ASP Mohd Fakhrudin Abd Hamid.

Both sentences were ordered to run concurrently. DPP Charanjit Singh prosecuted.

Leong, who is said to be working in Singapore, committed the offence at about noon on Monday.

He was outside the arrival hall when he flashed the sign at the passing royal entourage.

One of Tuanku Hajah Haminah’s bodyguards, who saw the gesture, detained him and handed him over to the police.

The Queen was in Penang for a private function.