Thursday, July 18

Man fined a total of RM11,000 for receiving stolen items


SIBU: The magistrates’ court here yesterday fined a 52-year-old man a total of RM11,000 for four charges of receiving stolen items.

Magistrate Muhammad Faizal Che Saad convicted Wang Dong Seng of Rejang Park on his own guilty plea for being in possession of four stolen water meters at 2.15pm on Aug 21. He was charged under Section 411 of the Penal Code for dishonestly receiving stolen property. The Section provides for up to five years in jail, or a fine, or both.

Wang also pleaded guilty to dealing with second-hand goods without a licence, for which he was fined RM4,000.

He was caught dealing in second-hand goods without a licence at the same time and place, an offence punishable under Section 6 of the Second-Hand Dealers Act 1946, which provides for a fine of up to RM20,000, or five years’ jail, or both.