A part-time photographer was fined RM2,500 at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate Court for possessing a lewd video of his French acquaintance on his mobile phone at a condominium in Cheras, back in October last year.
Magistrate M. Saravanan handed down the sentence after the man named Muhamad Danish Abdul Rahim, 23, pleaded guilty to the charge. The court also ordered the accused to serve three months imprisonment if he failed to pay the fine.
Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Lim Chooi Yi requested for an appropriate sentence as the accused’s actions had humiliated the victim. According to him, “The court should take into account that the clip was shared on pornographic websites.”
The photographer, who was unrepresented, appealed for a lighter sentence, stating that he helps his parents with their financial situation. He also expressed his regret and apologised over the crime that he committed.
According to Bernama, the cameraman was charged under Section 292 of the Penal Code (for selling obscene materials).