Local gets jail, cane over machete
Posted on August 1, 2012, Wednesday
KOTA KINABALU: The Magistrate Court yesterday sentenced a local man to one year and five months in jail and ordered to be given two strokes of the cane, for carrying a machete in a public place.
Magistrate Nuruhuda Mohd Yusof, after ruling that the defence had failed to cast reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case, found Mohd Arfendy Jamainus, 35, guilty of possessing the dangerous weapon at Kampung Contoh in Petagas on June 8.
Mohd Arfendy was convicted under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive, Explosive and Dangerous Weapons Act 1953 which provides for a jail term of up to two years and whipping, upon conviction.
Prosecuting officer Assistant Superintendent Sabrina Jinius had called three witnesses to testify during the trial while the accused chose to remain silence as his defence.
According to Jinius, the accused will also face another trial next month for an alleged robbery committed in Tuaran.
In a separate case, two foreigners were each jailed for 30 days for separate charges of fighting in a public place.
Gamad Basid Anding, 34, and Sahid Uddin, 27, admitted before magistrate Herlina Muse to committing the offence at Bukit Nenas on July 27.
Prosecuting officer Inspector Zahiri Saad told the court that Gamad and Sahid were caught fighting each other to cause disturbance to public peace.
The duo were charged under Section 160 of the Penal Code which is punishable by a jail term of up to six months, or a fine not exceeding RM1,000, or both, upon conviction.
Herlina also ordered them to be referred to the Immigration Department upon completion of their jail sentences for further action.