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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 24 June 2000

Jail, fine and rotan for forging documents

By Charanjeet Kaur

KUALA LUMPUR: A 44-year-old man who used a computer to process and forge temporary work permits and visas was jailed 15 years and fined at total of RM35,000 by a magistrate's court yesterday.

Abdul Roha Othman, who was also ordered to be given four strokes of the rotan, pleaded guilty to three counts of processing and forging the permits and visas and possessing the forged documents.

Abdul Roha admitted to the first charge of processing temporary work permits and visas using a computer based at Sri Gembira Apartment, Jalan Trolak 9, Mukim Batu, Jalan Ipoh on Aug 5 last year.

He was sentenced by magistrate Sayani Mohd Nor to five years' jail, fined RM30,000 and ordered to be given four strokes of the rotan for the charge.

The father of one daughter was also jailed five years for the second charge of possessing 85 forged work permit stickers.

On the third charge, Sayani jailed him another five years and fined him RM5,000 for forging 80 visa stickers.

Abdul Roha who was first charged on Aug 18, last year had initially claimed trial to all the three charges but he later changed his plea.

In mitigation, Abdul Roha who was represented by counsel Sajali Abdul Ghani, asked for a lenient sentence saying he had repented since his arrest.

Sajali urged the court to consider his client's health as he was a diabetic.

Immigration Department's prosecuting officer Shahul Hamid Abdul Rahim, however, pressed for a deterrent sentence saying Abdul Roha had a previous conviction for cheating.

Abdul Roha's wife, Siti Noorhana Alias, 32, was also charged with her husband for committing the offences but she had claimed trial instead.

She maintained her not guilty plea. Sayani fixed July 4 to mention her case.

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Corpun file 5871

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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 28 June 2000

Ex-convict gets 25 years

By Norazian Abdul Raman

KANGAR: A former convict was jailed a total of 25 years and ordered to be caned nine times by the Sessions Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to kidnapping, raping and sodomising an underaged girl.


CONVICTED . . . Roslan being escorted from the Kangar Sessions Court after he was sentenced yesterday.

Roslan Mat Yaman was sentenced to five years' jail for kidnapping, 10 years and four strokes for rape and another 10 years and five strokes for sodomising the 13-year-old girl.

Judge Ridwan Ibrahim ordered the sentences to run concurrently from the date of his arrest.

In passing the sentences, he said that as an adult Roslan, 31, should have protected his victim, who was only a child, instead of taking advantage of her.

He also said that the court found Roslan unrepentant even after having been convicted several times for various criminal offences since 1990.

As such, he said Roslan should be isolated from the public for a longer period.

According to the facts of the case, the girl had gone to Roslan's house in Gua Roban, Chuping, on May 29 and later followed him to Sungai Korok and Kulim in Kedah, Sungai Besi in Kuala Lumpur and Simpang Empat in Kedah, and only returned to Roslan's home on June 13.

She was then sent to the Beseri police station by Roslan's brother-in-law Ishak Hassan at 11.30pm, after which she returned to her parents' home.

Her mother lodged a police report on June 16 after her daughter ran away again at 6.30pm on June 14.

Police arrested Roslan while he was sleeping with the girl at his house on June 18 at 1.30pm.

Investigations revealed that the girl had been raped and sodomised by Roslan between 7pm and 9pm on the day of her disappearance.

The victim also admitted that Roslan had raped her more than 10 times and sodomised her twice during the times she was with him.

Prosecution officer Asst Supt Kim Yoke Eng urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence in view of the seriousness of the case.

In mitigation, Roslan, who was unrepresented, asked for a light sentence.

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