Monday, September 23

Two charged with hurting, threatening wives

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KOTA KINABALU: Two local men were separately charged with two counts of hurting and threatening their wives.

In the first case, technician Mohd Danis Naslan Abdullah, 33, pleaded guilty before magistrate Nuruhuda Mohd Yusof to the first charge of beating his 35-year-old wife at a school quarters in Likas at 7.30am on May 23.

He was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail of two years and also liable to a fine upon conviction.

However, prosecuting officer Inspector Syahrin Ali applied for an adjournment as the victim’s medical report was not ready.

The court set June 26 for next mention of the case.

Meanwhile, Mohd Danis, who was undefended, pleaded not guilty to a second charge of threatening to kill his wife at the same time and place.

The indictment under Section 506 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to seven years and a fine upon conviction.

Nuruhuda fixed July 22-23 this year for the trial of the case.

In the second case, a 21-year-old security guard pleaded not guilty to committing similar offences.

Ag Rafie Mohamad allegedly injured his wife, 21, by beating and threatening her with a machete at a house in Kampung Rampayan in Menggatal at 8pm on April 30.

The magistrate ordered the unrepresented accused to stand trial on July 12 and 19 this year.

Both Mohd Danis and Ag Rafie were denied bail as the cases involved domestic violence and were ordered to be further held in custody, pending disposal of their cases.

In a separate case, Syed Hamid Abd Jalil, 18, and Saiful Bahari, 27, were each jailed for one year and four months by the same court for trespassing on an office of a factory at Jalan Tuaran in Menggatal on May 21.

They pleaded guilty to their charges under Section 457 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 14 years and also liable to a fine, upon conviction.

The court also ordered both the accused persons to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving sentences for further action.