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Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 18 January 2000

Two charged with raping 11-year-old

By Liza Mohamad

Junaidi and Nooryanto. Photo: Liza Mohamad

Two men charged with having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old girl were sentenced to three years imprisonment in the High Court and ordered by Judge Datin Hayati to be given four strokes of the rattan.

Public Prosecutor Aldila Hj Mohd Salleh named them as Nooryanto bin Mohd Noor, 22, and Junaidi bin Awg Damit, 22.

Their amended charge stated that on February 19 at an empty house at Kg Bukit Salilah they committed rape by having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old girl. And the alternative charge read that at the same time they did have unlawful carnal knowledge with the girl.

However they were discharged on the amended charge as the prosecution had no sufficient evidence but they could be brought before the court in future.

Nooryanto had previous convictions when he was fined $1000 for committing theft and fined $500 for stealing from his employer. He was also sent to jail for a month and was ordered two strokes for causing mischief.

The facts of the case stated that in the late evening of February 18, the defendants together with three other male friends went to a shanty house at Kg Bukit Salilah.

The victim was already there when the defendants arrived. All of them, nine people altogether, spent the night there.

Early the next morning on February 19, Nooryanto asked everyone except the victim to leave the room. When he and the victim were alone he had sexual intercourse with the victim. Nooryanto then left her and went outside to take a shower.

When Nooryanto left the room, Junaidi went inside the room and saw her sitting up on the mattress half naked. He then proceeded to have sexual intercourse with her.

Later that morning, the victim's parents came to the house together with the police and all the men were arrested.

Copyright 1999 Brunei Press Sdn Bhd. All rights reserved.

Corpun file 05038


Borneo Bulletin, BSB, 20 January 2000

Jail, cane for 2 in housing estate thefts

By Sonia Kaur

Two unemployed locals faced jail terms and caning after appearing in court before Judge Steven Chong for committing a series of thefts in a housing estate at Jalan Kiarong.

Mohd Saufi bin Md Ariff, 21, was sentenced to two years imprisonment and three cane strokes. Dahrie bin Jararee, 21, faced three years imprisonment and three cane strokes.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Shamshuddin Hj Kamaluddin told the court the offences took place three times in September last year in Kampong Kiarong near the Brunei capital.

On Sept. 27, Mohd Saufi entered the house of Mrs Sandra Jones by removing a sliding door leading to the kitchen. He stole a Sony Play Station, a Panasonic Video CD Player, a Sony Discman and a Kristal decoder card.

On Sept. 28, both men broke into a house belonging to Nellie binti Dato Paduka Hj Sunny by removing a safety grill and three glass panes.

They stole two black Featherlite bags, one bed sheet, a tin of Milo, a survival knife, an Ericsson mobile phone and a Sanyo rice cooker.

They damaged three doors, a kitchen sink, a water pipe and a safety grill costing up to $1350.

On Sept. 29, Mohd Saufi broke into the house of Bela Md. Zain bin Idron by opening a small window leading to a ground floor toilet.

While he walked around the place, looking for something to steal, he was seen by a neighbour, Abdul Ghani Hj Kadir, who alerted the security guard. Mohd Saufi tried to escape through the kitchen door but it was locked.

He escaped through the toilet window.

Judge Chong said theft is a very serious offence and the maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment and whipping.

The judge told Mohd Saufi and Dahrie that he had lightened their sentence because they had paid $650 compensation.

Copyright 1999 Brunei Press Sdn Bhd. All rights reserved.

Corpun file 05097


Borneo Bulletin, BSB, 26 January 2000

10 years jail for drug pushing

By Sonia Kaur and Liza Mohamad

A Chinese Malaysian Lee Wing Kiang, 25, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and ordered 10 strokes by Judge Wong Siew Yen in the High Court for drug pushing.

However his friend, Lee Vui Chin, 24, was released yesterday after being remanded in Jerudong Prison since March 27, 1999 for two counts of drug consumption.

Lee, a divorcee with two kids, told the court that he used drugs to heal his problems with his wife who wanted to divorce him at that time. He regretted what he had done as he told the court that he had not been a responsible father as well as a responsible son.

Defence counsel Sivabalan Sankavan represented Lee Wing Kiang who faced a total of seven drug charges.

His first charge stated that he did traffic by selling 210.286 grammes of cannabis on March 18, 1999 for which he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment and ordered 10 strokes of rattan.

His second charge was for trafficking 1899 capsules of codeine for which he was sentenced to four years, six months and ordered four strokes. But his sentences are to run concurrently.

He pleaded guilty to the rest of the charges before the trial. His third and fourth charges were for the possession and consumption of syabu for which he was fined $2000 in default of four months imprisonment.

For consumption of cannabis he was fined $1500 in default of three months imprisonment. And on two counts of possession of drug utensils, he was fined $1000 in default two months imprisonment. Judge Wong ordered for the sentences in default to run consecutively.

Copyright 1999 Brunei Press Sdn Bhd. All rights reserved.

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