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MALAYSIA (at the time: MALAYA)

Judicial CP - April 1956

Sunday Times, Singapore, 22 April 1956

Cane, jail for 3 who raped widow

ALOR STAR, Sat. -- Three padi planters found guilty of raping a widow were ordered to be whipped and jailed here today.

Mohamed Isa bin Ahmad and Osman bin Jamauddin admitted intimacy with the woman. Of their offence, they said it was at her suggestion.

They were sentenced to eight and five years, respectively. Mohamed will receive 16 strokes of the rotan and Osman 10 strokes.

Hashim bin Itam, who denied the offence, received eight years and 15 strokes.

Choo Nyet Ying said she was returning home on the afternoon of Nov. 15 last year when the three men waylaid her on a lonely path and carried her to a padi field and raped her.

Straits Times, Singapore, 25 April 1956

Wife: 'I prayed and he spared me'

Robber gets jail and Rotan

ALOR STAR, Tues. -- A housewife, Ng Ah Boey, 42, pleaded with a robber not to rape her, the Kedah Assize Court was told today.

"I begged for mercy and he let me go," Ng said at the trial of Jusoh bin Incheh, a tapper, charged with robbing and causing her hurt at Kampong Simpang Tiga, Gurun, on Nov. 30 last.

Mr. Justice Hill sentenced Jusoh to five years' jail and 12 strokes of the Rotan.

Ng said she was cycling alone when Jusoh stopped her and asked for her identity card.

"I refused to show it and he slapped my face several times," she said.

"He threatened me with a knife and took three gold ornaments which I had in my pocket. I was about to ride away when he molested me and demanded that I submit to him."

Jusoh's defence was an alibi.

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