Penang man gets 11 months’ jail for deliberately causing accidents, extorting victims

EORGE TOWN, — The Magistrates’ Court here today meted out an 11-month prison sentence to an unemployed man who gained notoriety on social media for deliberately causing accidents and then extorting compensation from the vehicle owners last year.

Ashroff Abdul Shukoor, 41, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to two charges read before Magistrate Siti Nurul Suhaila Baharin.

According to the first charge, he intentionally coerced and instilled fear in a woman, threatening that a disaster would befall her if she did not pay him RM50 in cash.

The second charge was for a similar offence, but this time demanding RM30 in cash from another woman.

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