There would be no need for a by-election as the judge is very clear in what he says.He doesn't want another by-election.
Than! why not fine him below RM2000?
Below is the relevant section of the Penal Code that Tian Chua is charged with.
Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty.
332. Whoever voluntarily causes hurt to any person being a
public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant,
or with intent to prevent or deter that person or any other public
servant from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in
consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by that
person in the lawful discharge of his duty as such public servant,
shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend
to three years or with fine or with both.
Do you see any minimum fine stated therein.I believe, the amount is at the judge's discretion.
Tian Chua a happy man.The BN happier still. There is no need for the BN to fight another by-election which in all likelihood they will lose.The only unhappy people are the leaders in Pakatan Rakyat.Can't show off their rising popularity.
So, which is supreme, the law or the judge's intention?
I am confused!