Man apologises to dentist, verbal assault charge dropped

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday compounded a case against a local man previously indicted for verbally assaulting a dentist. The dentist forgave Christopher Cheok following a written public apology.

The charges against Cheok was for the assault on a government dental officer at the National Dental Centre on April 6, 2020 where the accused pointed his finger at the victim’s face while uttering obscenities.

The defendant was represented by defence counsel Rozaiman bin Abdul Rahman. Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi conducted the prosecution and Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu presided over the case.

In its early stages of the case, the Attorney General’s Chambers reminded the public that verbal or physical threats made against public servants is an offence under Chapter 22 of the Penal Code and punishable by a maximum jail term of one year and a fine.