Briton to go for mental evaluation at Hospital Sentosa

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 30: A British national was today charged in the Sessions Court here for possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Taylor Edwin, 49, was charged under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substance and Offensive Weapon Act 1958, which provides for an imprisonment term of not less than five years and not more than 10 years and whipping.

Judge Marutin Pagan ordered the accused to be sent to Hospital Sentosa for observation as Deputy Public Prosecutor Nor Azahari Yusof thinks that the accused is not fit to go on trial.

Marutin then fixed March 4, 2019, for Hospital Sentosa to tender the accused’s mental report.

Edwin, who has a travel visa, was accused of possessing a ‘parang’ (machete) at Carpenter Street, Kuching, in front of a Chinese temple at about 7.15pm on Jan 26 this year.

He was not represented. — DayakDaily