Elderly man fined RM3,000 for threatening to kill fourth wife

Kuching Court Complex (File Photo)

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 28: An elderly man was fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for threatening to kill his fourth wife if she did not give him the money he demanded.

Ibrahim Samat, 69, from Kampung Melango Baru, Saratok, pleaded guilty to the charge read before Magistrate Mason Jaro Lenya Barayan.


According to the charge, he intentionally issued death threats with a knife against his 51-year-old wife.

The offense occurred at their residence in Taman Heng Guan, Jalan Matang-Batu Kawa, around 3pm on May 18.

Ibrahim, who is unemployed, was charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, a fine, or both, upon conviction.

According to case facts, the incident happened when the complainant was in the living room of their rented house.

Ibrahim, in a fit of anger, suddenly started rampaging. The complainant did not understand the reason for his outburst.

Ibrahim then demanded money from his wife, but she explained that she was no longer working and had no money.

Ibrahim left the house but returned to search for money in a dresser drawer. At that moment, the complainant was in the bathroom. When she came out, she saw her husband holding a vegetable-cutting knife and pointing it at her.

Ibrahim threatened her, saying, “I will kill you if you don’t give me money. If you ask for a slap, I will slap you.” Fearing for her safety, the complainant gave him the money he demanded.

Such incidents were frequent whenever the complainant refused to give him money, as Ibrahim had also previously assaulted her.

Additionally, he had a hot temper and was addicted to online gambling.

After the incident, the complainant took her child and temporarily stayed at her sister’s house.

She lodged a police report against Ibrahim, leading to his arrest at the premises of a mosque on Jalan Gambir at around 1.50pm on May 23.

The prosecution was conducted by Prosecuting Officer ASP Arman Ibrahim, while Ibrahim was not represented by a lawyer. — DayakDaily