Farmer gets 12-month jail sentence for attacking cop

The accused being escorted by a prison officer.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 31: A farmer has been found guilty for causing grievous hurt to a police officer, while in lockup.

Sessions Court Judge Marutin Pagan sentenced Alfhonsus Chong Ah Kiong to a year’s imprisonment today, from the date of arrest, after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Chong was accused to hurting Samsuri Mohammad, 40, at the police lockup in Lundu, by using a wood fragment that can be used as an instrument for stabbing, at about 1.35pm on May 29.

According to the facts of case, the accused had broken the lockup toilet door and took a wood fragment in his attempt to escape and caused harm to Samsuri, who suffered injuries to his head.

At the time, Chong was detained in the lockup after being sentenced to a 12-month jail term for car theft. He was also remanded for a house break in case.

The accused was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code. DPP Nor Azhari Yusof prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented. — DayakDaily