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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 16 October 2015, p.2
Youth jailed for robbing woman of her money
By Anasathia Jenis
KUCHING: A youth was sentenced to six years' jail and three strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here yesterday for robbing a woman of her money at about 4.10pm on Oct 11.
The accused, Mohd Nur Qurniaqeen Hassan from Kampung Semariang Lot in Petra Jaya, appeared before Judge Amelati Parnell who imposed the sentence after taking into consideration the nature of the offence, public interest and his mitigation. The 22-year-old accused, convicted under Section 394 of the Penal Code, was ordered to serve his custodial sentence from the date of his remand order.
The facts of the case tendered to the court stated that the 48-year-old complainant was in her house at Kampung Wawasan Jua, Petra Jaya when the accused, known to her, came and asked for RM50.
The woman refused to give him the money and instead advised him to get a job. He became angry and threatened to cause injury to her. She ignored the warning and was about to close the door when it was kicked by the accused.
The strong force of the kick caused the door to hit her in the chest region, hurting her. Not only that, he also inflicted injuries on her left ear. The accused eventually left the scene after she gave him RM50.
After she lodged a police report the police came and arrested the accused at his house the next day. Seized from him was a ring used to inflict injuries on the victim. DPP Stella Augustine prosecuted while the accused was not represented by any counsel.
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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2015, p.28
Caning for culprits behind illegal ads
DBKL wants heaver penalty to curb problem
KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has had it with the tedious battle with illegal advertisements.
It is now looking into amending its by-laws to allow for a more severe punishment, including caning the culprits.
Mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said he believed meting out corporal punishment would instil fear among the offenders.
He suggested that caning would only be imposed on those caught putting up illegal advertisements.
"We have implemented various initiatives but I see that many illegal advertisements are still being put up.
"I can say that if we take down 100 illegal advertisements, 200 more will be put up.
"We need to take aggressive action and that is why caning will be the best," he told a press conference on the matter yesterday.
Apart from caning, Amin Nordin said DBKL was also looking into increasing the fine on owners of businesses involved in illegal advertisements and the culprits putting up such advertisements, from RM2,000 to RM50,000.
He said that since January, DBKL had brought down a total of 901,878 illegal advertisements which were put up in the city.
He added that 190 compounds had been issued to the offenders, while 166 companies currently face legal action.
He said DBKL's many initiatives to resolve this matter such as using anti-sticker paint on light poles, creating a special task force for cleaning illegal advertisements in the city and arresting the culprits seemed to have failed.
The City Hall was also working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to cancel all telephone numbers displayed on illegal advertisements.
The mayor also stated that DBKL was now in discussion with the Home Ministry to act against companies caught printing illegal advertisements and offering services to put up the advertisements.
Sticking and hanging illegal advertisements is an offence under the Advertisement By-laws (Federal Territory) 1982 and the Vandalism By-laws (Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur) 1991.
Bar Council Human Rights Committee co-chair Andrew Khoo told The Star that although the Penal Code provided for caning, local council by-laws did not. He described caning as a "cruel and inhumane" punishment which should be banned.
"We should not extend it to local governments," Khoo said. -- Bernama
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