SHAH ALAM, 26 March 2009: The 14 people who on 24 March pleaded guilty to participating in an unlawful assembly organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) in Batu Caves on 25 Nov 2007, were fined RM750 each.
Judge Hasbi Hasan said that if they failed to pay the fine, they would go to prison for a month. All paid the fine.
Lawyer G K Ganesan earlier pleaded for a fine of between RM500 and RM650 since his clients were labourers and contract workers earning about RM20 to RM30 daily, and that this was their first offence.
The prosecution was led by Tengku Amir Zaki Tengku Abdul Rahman. — Bernama