KUALA LUMPUR: An employee of the Selangor state government has claimed trial at the magistrate's court here today, to obstructing a police officer from carrying out his duty in front of the Parliament entrance.
Mikhael Iskandaar, 39, who works as a communications coordinator with the state government pleaded not guilty after the charge against him was read out in court.
He was charged with obstructing a public officer, police Superintendent Mohamed Rafiq Mohamed Mustafa from carrying out his duties in front of the Parliament building on the last day of the Parliament sitting, on April 5 at 10am.
Mohamed Rafiq was the assistant commanding officer in Ops Parlimen on that day.
The accused was charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail term up to two years, or maximum fine RM10,000, or both.
Deputy public prosecutor Noorelynna Hanim Abd Halim did not suggest bail as the offence was non-bailable.
The counsel for the accused, Sivamalar Genapathy, said her client was there at Parliament to submit a memorandum on longhouses in Kepong, but there was a misunderstanding between the accused and the police.
She said there was no flight risk for her client who had no criminal records and was involved in a few NGOs.
Magistrate Maizatul Munirah Abdul Rahman set bail at RM6,000 with one surety and the accused has to report to the nearest police station once a month until the disposal of the case.