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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 8 April 2010

Cook gets one year, whipping for consuming liquor

KUANTAN: The Syariah High Court here yesterday sentenced a cook to a year's jail and six strokes of the rotan for consuming liquor.

Mohd Sabri Zulkepli, 24, pleaded guilty to committing the offence at the Kuantan Parade shopping complex at 5.30pm on Feb 13.

Judge Datuk Abdul Rahman Md Yunos said the sentence, which he ordered to run from the date of arrest on Feb 13, was to serve as a lesson to him to repent for what he had done.

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In mitigation Mohd Sabri, who was unrepresented, pleaded for leniency, saying that he earned only RM550 a month as a cook.

Syarie deputy public prosecutor Farhana Md Yusuf appeared for the prosecution. -- Bernama

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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 13 April 2010

Man who splashed acid on wife gets six years' jail

KUANTAN: A jobless man was sentenced to six years jail and two strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here yesterday after he pleaded guilty to hurting his wife with acid, on Wednesday. Supian Hani Ismail, 47, appeared calm when Judge Irwan Suainbon handed down the jail sentence, which takes effect yesterday.

In his judgement, Irwan said the court took a serious view of the offence by the accused who by right should be his wife's protector.

Supian Hani was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code with causing grievous hurt on Zarina Wahab, 43, by splashing formic acid on her.

The section provides for jail up to 20 years and whipping.

He committed the offence at the couple's home at 67, Felda 2 Bukit Sagu here between 12.30am and 2am on April 7.

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According to the facts, the accused had awaken his wife demanding to have sex but was rejected by the wife because she was not feeling well.

Enraged by the rejection, the man grabbed some formic acid kept for solidifying latex and splashed the corrosive liquid on his wife.

His wife suffered eight per cent superficial burns on her chin, hands and on the left side of her body as a result.

Supiah Hani who was unrepresented had pleaded for a more lenient punishment but deputy public prosecutors Hidayatul Syuhada Shamsudin and Heng Yen Loo had urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence as the accused had caused his own wife to be physically and emotionally scarred for life. -- Bernama

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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 16 April 2010

Man gets jail, rotan for cheating company staff

BINTULU: Ex-security guard Kiprawi Gani, 39, was sentenced to eight years and nine months' imprisonment with seven strokes of the rotan for cheating staff of the company he worked for.

PAYING THE PRICE: Kiprawi walking out from the court in tears escorted by Asri (right).

Kiprawi pleaded guilty to seven counts of cheating before magistrate court judge Ahmad Dzulfadzli Hamdan yesterday.

The offence comes under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing a delivery of property.

When the sentence was read by the judge, the accused cried and asked for forgiveness as it was his first offence.

Kiprawi asked the court to shorten the period of imprisonment since he was unemployed and had to support his wife and three young children -- the eldest being two years old and the youngest four months.

However the court stood by the decision so it could serve as an example to the public.

Dzulfadzli advised the public not to break the law by cheating others even when they encountered financial problems.

The accused was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment with one stroke of the rotan for each count.

According to the report, the accused was first arrested in Miri on Sept 7, 2009 when he had resigned as a security guard with an oil and gas company where he had misused his power.

The first report made against him by a complainant was on Aug 14, 2009 at 5.30pm. There were altogether seven to 10 complainants.

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The accused had allegedly used photocopies of their identity cards to apply for loans from a money lending institution without their consent.

All the victims were staff of the oil and gas company. They had been asked by the accused -- working as a security guard at that time -- to give him photocopies of their ICs for him to make a pass for them to enter the premises.

The accused abused his powers by using the  photocopies to apply for personal loans.

The victims only realised they were being exploited when they tried to apply for loans for education and medical purposes from other financial institutions but found that they were on the CTOS (Credit Tip Off Service) blacklist.

According to the CTOS, they had applied for loans with other money lending institutions, using the accused as guarantor.

On being informed that the guarantor was the accused, they realised that he had misused their ICs as they had not taken out any loan.

Investigation officer Insp Noor Asri Ibrahim said the police believed there must be a mastermind behind the cheating syndicate, and are looking for accomplices.

It is believed that the accused has a good relationship with the manager of Bintulu branch of the money lending institution who had since been sacked.

"The money lender's headquarters didn't even know about the illegal transactions," said Asri.

The accused committed all the offences in 2004.

Inspector Mohd Megat Mohd Khairul prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.

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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 21 April 2010

Youth gets five years, two strokes for statutory rape

SIBU: A 19-year-old youth was yesterday ordered by the Sessions Court to be put behind bars for five years and be given two strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a schoolgirl. Judge Dean Wayne Daly sentenced Jin (not his real name) to five years' jail and a stroke of the cane for each of the charges.

The jail terms are to run concurrently.

Jin, who is from Limbang, raped the underage girl twice in a house at Jalan Uk Daik.

He first raped the girl between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning of Aug 2 last year, and then the following day between midnight and 6am.

The charge against him was filed under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of up to 30 years. The convicted is also liable to whipping.

The court was earlier told that the girl's mother had complained of her daughter eloping with Jin after she failed to return home from school on July 31, 2009.

Jin and the girl were friends.

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The police arrested Jin at the wet market  in Tiong Hua Road on Aug 3, 2009.

When questioned by the police, he admitted to having sex with the girl twice.

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