Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, 30, or better known as Kiki, who was filmed abusing an elderly man and hammering his vehicle with a steering lock, was today fined RM5,000 or in default three months’ jail.
The Star online reported today that the Kuantan Sessions Court also ordered Kiki to undertake 240 hours of community work.
The report said judge Zainal Abidin Kamarudin reminded Kiki to uphold her good name as she was an educated woman.
Zainal Abidin said Kiki was lucky that the victim, Sim Siak Hong, forgave her and did not wish to pursue the matter.
The report said Kiki, who broke down during mitigation, had earlier pleaded guilty after she was charged with causing mischief and damage.
She was said to have committed the offence at the parking lot of UTC, Jalan Sekilau in Kuantan on July 14 at 1.10pm, the report said.
Kiki gained notoriety when her deed was recorded and uploaded on YouTube.
The 2½-minute video of the incident showed Kiki brandishing a car steering lock and hammering Sim’s car, demanding that he pay RM2,000 after he bumped into her new Peugeot 208 on July 14.
The clip set off a series of parodies and remarks, with Malaysians condemning the woman for her rude behaviour.
Later in an interview, Kiki admitted her mistake, and pleaded with the public to stop hurling verbal abuses at her.
“I admit this is my biggest mistake and I know it is hard but I hope Malaysians can forgive me.
“That video has ruined my life,” she told private television channel ntv7.
Sim said Kiki and her father had apologised to him.
He said he had promised both father and daughter that he would not lodge a police report over the incident nor would he pursue criminal charges.
The 68-year-old former medical assistant said despite being traumatised by the incident, he and his wife had decided not to pursue the matter.
“As a Catholic, my religion teaches me to forgive others who do harm to us.” – July 22, 2014.