An Australian national was sentenced on Friday to 14 days imprisonment by a Malaysian court for smoking on a passenger plane, state media reported.
Ibrahim Bob Ibrahim, 46, pleaded guilty before Sepang Magistrate's court to the charge of smoking on a Malindo Air flight from Perth in Australia to Kuala Lumpur on May 24, Bernama news agency said.
A crew member found Ibrahim smoking inside the toilet of the aircraft while it was airborne and immediately informed the pilot, the report said.
It added that the pilot filed a police report immediately after arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Ibrahim's lawyer pleaded with the judge for leniency, saying the last time his client took a flight was eight years ago when smoking inside the plane was still allowed.
But deputy prosecutor S Ibirami argued that there had been an announcement before the flight left Perth that smoking was not allowed on the plane, Bernama reported.