A Malaysian court has fined a Pakistani businessman eight buffaloes and eight gongs for tying derogatory remarks to indigenous groups.
Kaleidoscope tribes live on the Malaysian island of Borneo, where a local court convicted Pakistani businessman Amir Ali Khan under local laws and customs.
Amir Ali Khan made derogatory remarks about tribal groups in May and June, for which a local Sabah court ordered him to pay extraordinary fines.
Kota Marudu District Chief, who presided over the trial, said there was outrage at the local level after the recording of 50-year-old businessman Amir Ali Khan’s remarks went viral on social media.
he said that he wanted an ideal punishment so that other people don’t make the same mistake.
He did not say what the Pakistani businessman had said.
Pakistani businessman is a permanent resident of Malaysia.
Amir has one month to pay the fine or face 940 or 16 months in prison or both.
Remember that buffaloes and gongs are traditionally seen as valuable items in the societies and are also used as fines or dowry in marriage in case of some disputes.