Djamaludin Supadi, 53, was sentenced to six months’ jail on Monday, May 11, for four charges. They include public nuisance, cursing at and punching a police officer and possessing weapons.
He went to the mosque, intending to pray
At the mosque, Djamaludin unhooked the chain cordoning off the drum set from the public and picked up a drum known as a “kentong” to strike a hanging drum with great force, causing cracks in the instrument that cost S$2,000 to repair.
Next, he removed his underwear, threw his clothes out and went to the toilet. A mosque officer followed him and asked him to put on his clothes.
At this point, Djamaludin apologised to the officer, who asked his colleague to alert the police and fetch a sarong to cloth him. He started putting on his clothes at the front porch, before quickly removing them again and wearing only his trousers.
The officer held firmly onto his waist to stop him from removing his trousers again but he managed to remove the rest of his clothes.
When the police arrived and tried to speak to Djamaludin, he stood up and punched one of the officers in the ribs.
For voluntarily causing hurt to a police officer, Djamaludin could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined or caned.
For possessing offensive weapons, he could have been jailed for up to two years, fined, or both.
He could have been fined up to S$1,000 for public nuisance.