David charged in court today

From Rafil (with all the typos, heh)

David Wong Der Woei from Paul’s Place was charged in court (Sultan Abdul Samad Building – Mahkhamah Jenayah 6) today ({wt} – yesterday, 18th jan) on the following counts:

  1. 4(1)(a) Entertainment Act (Federal Territory) 1992
  2. 4(1)(b) Entertainment Act (Federal Territory) 1992
    (Both operating an unlicensed entertainment venue and organizing entertainment)
  3. 5(1) Advertising Act (Federal Terrritory) 1982 (For the Paul’s Place signage outside)
  4. 3(2)(1) Excise Act (For the 3 cases of beer found on the floor)
    {wt} – so now possession of beer is a crime?

Initial bail was RM 10,000.00, his lawyer Amer Hamzah got the magistrate to lower it to RM 7,200. David’s scheduled to appear in court on 31 July, 1 and 2 August for all the above charges.

David claimed trial to all the above four charges. While we Amer drove us around (crankin’ vintage 80’s Venom, DarkThrone and the Levellers) to hit gather bail (wha?), David got to aquaint himself with the digs at the SAS Building Lock Up Facilities. On the whole, he feels that the lock up facilities there were far superior to the ones at the Brickfields Police Station. Even the cuisine was better there.

TV3 reported this as “(Isu) Black Metal – Tertuduh Tidak Mengaku Salah” (Accused pleads not guilty on all charges), on the 8pm news. They shot some footage of David leaving and entering the chambers (to take a whizz).

David.

Black Metal.

Riiiiight…

He’s a frikkin Canto/Mando Pop, Beyond, S.H.E. listening geek.

Does anyone know about the other 3 who were detained at the Brickfields lock up? Aby, Fahmi and Shak? Have they been charged with anything yet?

{wt} – why does tv3 still continue to label this as a black metal thing? none of the charges read contained anything to do with black metal. even harian metro and brickfield’s ocpd back pedaled, as shown by this article published a few days after the press conference. here is joe kidd’s report on the press conference. also, please read izuan shah’s very well written article on the press conference here.

Harian Metro
Edisi KL: Serbuan bukan kerana Black Metal
Oleh Mohd Izawan Baharin

KUALA LUMPUR: Serbuan polis terhadap sebuah kedai di Jalan Klang Lama, di sini, pada malam sambutan tahun baru Sabtu lalu dilakukan selepas pihak berkuasa mendapati sesetengah pengunjungnya disyaki menggunakan dadah ketika berhibur.

Harian Metro difahamkan, serbuan yang menahan 380 pengunjung pesta muzik itu juga dilakukan polis selepas penganjurnya tidak mempunyai permit sah untuk menjalankan acara hiburan.

Berikutan itu, polis terpaksa mengambil tindakan dengan menahan semua pengunjung untuk menjalankan siasatan dan menjalani ujian air kencing.

Ketua Polis Daerah Brickfields, Asisten Komisioner Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim, berkata polis mempunyai kuasa untuk menahan dan menyerbu mana-mana kedai yang disyaki menjalankan sebarang kegiatan melanggar undang-undang.

Menurutnya, serbuan terhadap dewan yang disewa khas untuk dijadikan tempat hiburan bagi menjalankan pesta muzik itu dilakukan sama seperti pemeriksaan terhadap disko dan pub.

Kami bukan serbu kedai itu kerana mereka berhibur dengan muzik Black Metal tetapi penganjur hiburan terbabit tidak mendapat permit yang sah.” {wt} – all well and good, but why show off the seized items as evidence of satan worshipping? why even raise the issue of black metal?

“Selain itu, mereka juga berada di bawah pengaruh alkohol dan disyaki menggunakan dadah ketika berhibur,” katanya. {wt} – pengaruh alkohol? have they raided any clubs/raves lately? im sure a lot of them would be berhibur di bawah pengaruh alkohol.

Mohd Dzuraidi berkata, polis mengikut prosuder sah iaitu membawa balik semua pengunjung ke balai untuk menjalani ujian air kencing.

Beliau berkata, dalam ujian air kencing yang dilakukan terhadap mereka, lapan pengunjung dikesan menggunakan dadah jenis ganja.

“Kami juga menahan seorang lelaki yang juga penganjur pesta berkenaan dan empat lagi kerana memiliki bahan cetak yang dilarang,” katanya.

“Mereka dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis sehingga 15 Januari ini,” katanya.

Katanya, muzik yang dimainkan pada malam itu juga terlalu kuat dan polis tidak menyangka terdapat 380 pengunjung berkumpul di situ sedangkan dewan dianggarkan hanya boleh memuatkan sekitar 100 orang. {wt} – terlalu kuat? several events, shows and concerts were held that night, any one of those could’ve been construed as being too loud. and we very well know that not all of the 380 people detained were in paul’s place, some were on the sidewalk downstairs and at the mamak stalls near paul’s.

“Black Metal atau tidak, serbuan tetap dilakukan kerana situasi pengunjung di situ selain pihak penganjur gagal menunjukkan permit,” katanya.

Dalam serbuan itu, seramai 380 remaja berusia lingkungan 15 tahun hingga awal 20-an itu ditahan sewaktu menyertai satu konsert haram sempena sambutan tahun baru. {wt} – hey! what about us 30 year olds?

Ketika ditahan semua anggota kumpulan remaja termasuk hampir 100 wanita berpakaian serba hitam dan kebanyakan mereka adalah pelajar. {wt} – so wearing black and being a student is wrong? being a student and wearing black at the same time?

Bagaimanapun, kumpulan remaja yang ditahan itu menafikan mereka pengikut aliran Black Metal tetapi pengamal muzik bebas.

Wakil kumpulan itu, Mohd Iskandar Zulkarnain, berkata mereka sentiasa mengamalkan cara hidup positif dan tidak berada di bawah pengaruh dadah atau alkohol.

“Daripada 380 yang ditahan hanya lapan dikatakan positif dadah, maknanya seramai 372 lagi bebas daripada gejala bebas. Mengapa kami dituduh melakukan perkara tidak baik,” katanya.

    • Majid
    • February 27th, 2007

    Black metal? The police in Malaysia wouldn’t know it if you placed on their plate. If they keep this up, perhaps handphone pix of police taking bribes, skulking in ‘haram’ places, etc on some websites like Youtube might persuade them there are better things to do.

    Did you hear PM’s brother buka kedia nasi kandar di Perth, according to some reports? Maybe he also wanted to get away from Balck metal! But there they have gays,lesbians,jews, muslims, etc, etc doing all sort of things.

  1. February 7th, 2006

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