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Judicial CP - August 2006



Corpun file 18084

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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 2 August 2006

Rapist convicted for the third time

SUNGAI PETANI: A serial rapist who is already behind bars serving a total of 36 years for two counts of rape, was convicted of a third rape. The Sungai Petani Sessions Court yesterday found Mohd Shahrulnizam Hanafiah, 26, from Karangan Kulim, guilty of raping an underage teenager two years ago, and sentenced him to 20 years in jail and 12 strokes of the rotan.

His accomplice Mohd Sobri Johari, 23, from Kupang, Baling, who was also charged with rape, received 16 years and six strokes.

With two previous convictions for rape carrying a total of 36 years' jail and 26 lashes, Shahrulnizam, who was arrested on May 4 last year, can look forward to a release no earlier than 2029, when he will be 49 years old.

The duo were separately charged with raping the victim who was 17 years and six months at that time, at a clearing near a river at Sungai Ular, Kulim on Sept, 27. 2004.

The duo on a motorcycle, had detained the victim as she and her 15-year old brother were travelling on a bicycle to their father’s workplace.

The duo took the victim and left the brother behind.

They raped the girl and released her near her home in Taman Merpati, Kulim two days later.

DPP Azeezi Nordin said Shahrulnizam was previously convicted by the Sungai Petani Sessions Courts on two counts of rape early this year.

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Corpun file 18199

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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 22 August 2006

20 years for raping 12-year-old daughter

MUAR: A Sessions Court here has sentenced an unemployed man to 20 years' jail and ordered that he be given 12 strokes of the rotan for raping his young daughter last year.

The 36-year-old man pleaded for leniency, saying that he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the crime.

However, Sessions Court judge Norazlan Ahmad rejected his appeal.

The father had admitted that he raped the 12-year-old girl at their house at about 4am on Sept 29.

After sentence was passed, he asked his family to forgive him.

He also asked the court to allow the jail term to begin from the date of his arrest on Sept 29 and the he be sent to Seremban, where his parents live.

Norazlan said the court could not do this and told the offender to write to the prison authority to ask for a transfer to the Seremban prison.

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Corpun file 18240

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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 26 August 2006

Youth gets 15 years' jail and rotan

KANGAR: An 18-year-old youth told the Sessions Court here that he raped an underage girl because he was exposed to pornographic elements.

He told Judge Zanol Rashid Hussain that he was sexually aroused and was not thinking when he committed the offence at 3pm on May 1 last year.

Zanol Rashid sentenced him to 15 years' jail and ordered that he be given three strokes of the rotan for committing the offence at a house at Lot 290 Felcra Lubuk Sireh here.

Zanol told the unemployed youth from Padang Besar that he should have thought of the matter before committing the crime.

“God has given us the ability to think and we should use it wisely,” he said.

Zanol ordered the sentence to run from the date of his arrest on Oct 1 last year.

During mitigation, his counsel Prem Singh Mohan urged the court to impose a lighter sentence as the accused was a first-time offender and had regretted his mistake.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Norfiza Mohamed Nordin pressed for a stiffer sentence as the youth had intended to rape the girl when he approached her.

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Corpun file 18273

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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2006

Jail, rotan for man with drugs

SHAH ALAM: The Sessions Court yesterday sentenced a Myanmar national to 10 years' jail and 20 strokes of the rotan for drug possession.

Nyi Nyi Lwin, 32, a welder, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing 190.4g of cannabis, and 12 plastic packets containing 27.5g of heroin and 11.0g of monoacetylmorphines.

The offences were committed at house No. A219 Jalan 1, Matang Pagar in Sungai Buloh at 4pm on May 13, 2004.

© Copyright 2006 The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. All rights reserved.




Corpun file 18246

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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2006

18 years' jail for raping retarded woman

By M. Hamzah Jamaludin

KUANTAN: For raping a mentally retarded woman, an Indonesian labourer was yesterday jailed 18 years and six months and ordered to be given 20 strokes of the rotan. He was so brutal that he injured the 39-year-old victim and caused her to bleed profusely, shocking her mother who saw her sarong soaked in blood.

The man was emotionless when Sessions Court judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain sentenced him to 18 years and six months' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for each of two offences.

The jail terms run concurrently from the date of arrest on Aug 21.

The accused pleaded guilty to raping the woman, who was a neighbour, at his home in Kampung Kurnia, about 5pm on Aug 18 and about the same time on Aug 21, this year.

The facts stated that he invited the woman to his room before raping her the first time.

Several days later, he went to her home when she was alone and took her to his room.

He forced her to perform oral sex on him and when the victim refused, he assaulted and raped her.

He only stopped his act when he heard the woman’s mother calling her name.

He told the victim to put on her clothes and allowed her to leave.

The victim’s mother was shocked when she discovered that her batik sarong was soaked in blood.

When questioned, the victim told her mother about the incident and she immediately lodged a report.

In mitigation, the man, who was unrepresented, asked for a short jail term as he wanted to visit his parents in Indonesia.

Prosecuting officer Chief Inspector Soh Tong Pon pressed for a severe penalty as the accused had used violence against the woman who was mentally handicapped.

"As a neighbour, he should not have done this to the woman who has been mentally retarded since childhood," he said.

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