Being a bouncer doesn't mean you can bounce people around: Judge
Three bouncers from nightclub St James Power Station were found guilty on Thursday of assaulting a patron in February last year.
Firdauz Ismail, 26, received the stiffest sentence of three months' jail as he had a similar conviction two years ago. Iskandar Sanip, 31, was jailed for three weeks while Ahmad Zaki Mohd Said, 35, will be sentenced on Oct 24 for his lawyer to prepare the mitigation plea. A fourth bouncer, Mazlan Arsad, 34, was fined $1,500 for using criminal force to snatch the mobile phone of the victim's wife. All four had been convicted after an eight-day trial.
In passing sentence yesterday, District Judge Low Wee Ping said: "Being a bouncer does not mean you can bounce people around". The judge said that he was shocked to find out that Firdauz had assaulted three patrons previously and been fined $2,000.
"I'm also amazed that your club continued to employ you as if it was a commendation for what you have done," he added.