Electrician pleads guilty to breaking window, claims trial to possessing dangerous weapons

The accused being escorted at the courthouse. 

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 11: A 34-year-old electrician was today fined RM1,500 in default 3 months jail by the Magistrate’s Court when he pleaded guilty to breaking the front window of a house belonging to one Haris Zawawi in Jalan Merdeka on Jan 7, 2019, at about 8.05pm.

Accused Muliadi Saji from Kampung Tupong Batu was charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code, which provides for a minimum jail term of one year and a maximum of five years or fine or both.

Nelson Ensit prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.

Meanwhile, Muliadi was also charged in the Sessions Court under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive, Explosive and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958 for possessing a parang and an axe on Jan 7, 2019, at about 8.05pm in Jalan Merdeka during his arrest.

He pleaded not guilty to this charge, and Sessions Court judge Marutin Pagan fixed March 14 for trial.

The accused was allowed to be released on a court bail of RM5,000 with one surety.

Upon conviction, he may be sentenced to not less than five years and not more than 10 years imprisonment.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Azahari Yusof prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented. — DayakDaily