General worker gets jail, caning for causing grievous hurt  

The accused being escorted by a policeman.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 17: The Sessions Court today sent a general worker to jail for 14 years and 5 strokes of the rotan for voluntarily causing grievous hurt to a man by using a machete.

Accused Mohamad Shah Othman, 35, pleaded guilty to the charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt to Muhammad Iqmal Faddly, 22 by using machete at a coffee shop in Jalan Matang on April 14 at about 5.20pm.

Mohamad Shah was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment term that may extend to 20 years and shall also be liable to a fine or to whipping, if convicted.

According to the facts of the case, the victim was taking selfies at the coffee shop when suddenly a man scolded him and accused him of taking his photos.

The victim then showed the photos on his handphone to that man to prove that he did not take his photos. That man then went away, only to return with a machete and told the victim to give him his handphone, but the victim refused. The man then attacked the victim.

As a result, the victim suffered injuries on his left hand and right leg, which resulted in 11 stitches on his left hand and 17 stitches on his leg.

DPP Nurfadzlin Mahmad Zulhasnan prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented. — DayakDaily