Malaysian Court Fined Liberian Footballer, Francis Forkey Doe For ‘Fake’ Car Registration Plate

A Liberian footballer seeking greener pasture in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya has been fined Selangor striker Francis Forkey Doe RM6,000 for using a cloned (Duplicated Car Plate) car.

The Liberian player was accused of displaying a fake car registration plate (BLK 17) on a BMW 325i at a parking lot in front of Restoran Alfa Maju, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Bandar Puteri, Puchong at 4am on May 5.

He was charged under Section 108(3)(f) of the Road Transport Act 198, which carries a maximum sentence of five years’ jail or fine or both, however, the Liberian footballer pleaded guilty to the offense.

The 31-year-old, who was unrepresented, asked the court for a lenient sentence.

“I have three children and I promise not to do it again,” he said.

DPP Abu Arsalnaa Zainal Abidin however, asked the court to mete out a heavy punishment, saying car-cloning was on the rise.

According to the statement of facts, a team of policemen was carrying an operation at a restaurant in Puchong and spotted the BMW 325i.

A check in the Road Transport Department’s system found that the registration number was fake and that the chassis number did not exist.

Source: News Now/ The Star online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.