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Sarawakian denies causing hurt to woman, man

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KOTA KINABALU: A Sarawakian man will be tried in the Magistrate’s Court on July 16 this year for a charge of injuring a woman and a man.

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus set the hearing date for Wong Yik Hee, 47, after he pleaded not guilty to causing hurt to a 24-year-old woman and a man aged 43, both locals, at the car park of the Beverly Hills apartment at 7am on May 31.

The accused was also said to have armed himself with a piece of wood when he committed the alleged offence.

Wong was charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum three years’ jail, or with a fine, or with whipping, upon conviction.

Balitus released the accused on RM5,000 bail deposited with two local sureties, pending disposal of his case, despite prosecuting officer Chief Inspector Lim Swee Beng’s objection to bail on the grounds that the accused is from Sarawak and he also faces another criminal intimidation charge.

In a separate case, 30-year-old Anuar Basir was charged in the same court with breaking into an unnumbered house at Kampung Lokub in Menggatal at 11.30pm on May 3.

The charge was framed under Section 448 of the Penal Code which is punishable by a maximum jail of three years, or with a fine, or both, upon conviction.

Balitus fixed July 10 this year for the trial of Anwar who was unrepresented.