Duo plead not guilty to charge of criminal intimidation

Kuching Court Complex.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Dec 4: Two men claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court here today to a charge of threatening a Senior Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s (JKDM) officer.

Yong King Ling, 35 from Sibu pleaded not guilty to abetting Bob Azahary Hardi, 35 for committing criminal intimidation against the senior customs department officer.

Magistrate Zaiton Anuar allowed Yong to be released on bail of RM1,000 with one local surety.

Yong allegedly abetted Bob Azahary to threaten the complainant by placing an anonymous brown envelope and placing it on the floor of the main door of the complainant’s house. Two bullets were found in the envelope with a piece of white paper written: “GOT 2 BULLETS, ONE LONG ONE SHORT, WHICH ONE YOU WANT?”.

The enveloped was found by the complainant at his house in Jalan Matang and he lodged a police report at about 12.15pm on November 26.

Yong surrendered himself at Sungai Merah police station on November 30.

Yong was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 506 and 507 of the same Code.

Besides that, Bob Azahary Hardithe was charged at a different Magistrate’s Court here today.

Court Registrar Morni Litar Mokhtar fixed December 8 for further mention of the case.

Bob was also allowed to be released on bail of RM 5,000 with one local surety.

Bob was charged under Section 506 and Section 507 of the Penal Code, which carries imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, upon conviction.

Earlier, Sarawak Commissioner of Police Datuk Aidi Ismail in a statement said that the motive of the case was believed to be related to a special operation conducted by the Kuching Customs department enforcement division in the state from Oct 21 to Nov 13 to curb illegal smuggling at Rejang Port Authority in Sibu and Bintulu Port where the operation was led by the complainant.

Previous records also showed that the two accused were involved in cases under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. – DayakDaily