KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Sept 2009: French climber Alain Robert, dubbed “Spiderman”, was fined RM2,000 by the magistrate’s court here today after he pleaded guilty to committing criminal trespass by climbing the Petronas Twin Towers.
Magistrate Siti Shakirah Mokhtarudin ordered him to serve two months in jail if he failed to pay the fine.
Robert, 46, who took two hours to climb tower two of the Petronas Twin Towers in Jalan Ampang, paid the fine.
He admitted committing the offence at 8.30am yesterday.
The charge under Section 447 of the Penal Code carries a maximum six months jail or RM3,000 fine, of both, on conviction.
In mitigation, his counsel, Wong Kian Kheong, asked the court to fine his client RM2,000 and not send him to jail. Wong said Robert would be returning to Paris on Monday to meet his three children and promised not to climb any more buildings.
Robert only smiled and said after his release: “I love Malaysia, thank you Malaysia, climbing activity is my passion, my life and my drug.” — Bernama