Man who dressed up as ‘suicide bomber’ for Halloween party receives maximum fine

It may have seemed like a great idea at the time.
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It was Halloween weekend and he probably thought it was a great idea to go to a costume party dressed as a “suicide bomber”.

Except not everyone thought his constume was a good idea.

On Friday (Nov 17), IT professional Amjad Jalal Ahmed Al Dahan, 34, who is from Yemen, pleaded guilty to dressing as a suicide bomber in a public place and was fined RM400 ($96) before a magistrate in Petaling Jaya.

The Star reported that he was handed the maximum sentence for the offence of public nuisance, under Section 290 of the Penal Code.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Norazalina Razali had urged the court for an exemplary sentence due to public interest, as there was no way for the public to differentiate him from a genuine suicide bomber.

Amjad had dressed up for a Halloween party on Oct 28 at a condominium in Damansara Perdana.

He turned himself in on Nov 10 after it was made known that he was being sought over police reports made by residents of the condominium.