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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 15 January 2013, p.15
Gardener gets 9 years, 7 strokes for rape
By Danny Wong
SIBU: A gardener was yesterday sentenced by the Sessions Court here to stay behind bars for nine years and be whipped seven times after he pleaded guilty to four charges of raping his underage girlfriend.
Sari Rambli, 28, from Daro was given six years' jail and one stroke of the rotan for raping his girlfriend, then 15 years and nine months, at a rented house in Durin between Sept 23 and 25, 2011.
For the second charge, the court jailed him six years plus one stroke of the rotan for raping the girl at the same place between Sept 9, 2011 and Oct 1, 2011.
The third charge said he raped the girl at a hotel in Sibu on Oct 15 and 16, 2011, for which he was given nine years' jail and two strokes of the rotan.
It was nine years' jail plus three strokes of the rotan for rape at another hotel in Sibu on Oct 28 and 29, 2011.
Judge Indra Ayub ordered the jail sentences to run concurrently.
The court was earlier told that the girl's father lodged a police report at Sarikei Police Station that her daughter had given birth at a school hostel.
Sari was later arrested by a police party from Daro at Wharf Road in Sarikei.
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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2013
Ex-cop fails to set aside sexual assault conviction
By Rita Jong
SHAH ALAM: A former police constable failed in his attempt to set aside his conviction and sentence of 20 years' jail and three strokes of the rotan for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student at the Putra Heights police station five years ago.
High Court judge Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi dismissed Jamil Abdul Sah's appeal today, stating that the trial judge did not err in convicting the policeman.
Jamil was charged with raping and forcing the girl to perform oral sex on him in the Information Room of the police station between 6am and 7am on June 18, 2008.
He was convicted on Feb 27, last year and was sentenced to 20 years jail and two strokes for rape, and another 10 years jail and one stroke of the rotan for oral sex.
The jail terms were to run concurrently.
In dismissing the appeal today, Ahmadi said although the victim did not beg or fight back when she was sexually assaulted, her behaviour is reasonable considering she was under his custody and the appellant that time was a cop.
"There was also no need for her to beg to let her go as she did not do anything wrong in the first place."
He said even if there was an offence, it was the victim's boyfriend who had committed a traffic offence.
"So he had no basis to bring the victim to the room for investigations," said Ahmadi, who then dismissed Jamil's appeal and upheld the lower court's conviction and sentence.
During the trial, the court heard that Jamil confronted the victim while he was patrolling USJ early on June 18, 2008.
The victim and her boyfriend, who were riding on a motorcycle, had made an illegal U-turn, and they went against traffic flow.
Jamil stopped them, and asked them to follow him to the Putra Heights police station, on suspicion they were riding a stolen motorcycle.
There, he separated the victim from her boyfriend, and brought her to a information room, where he forced her to have sex with him.
DPP Aidatul Azura Zainal Abidin appeared for the respondent while counsel Imran Hadzalie Abdul Hamid and Ariff Azami Hussein represented Jamil.
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RELATED VIDEO CLIP
One-minute news segment from Malaysian TV (31 January 2013) on the above case. Shows the accused being led into and out of the courtroom at which his appeal against conviction and sentence was dismissed, meaning that he would be caned probably within a short time after this.
HERE IS THE CLIP:
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