Indonesian crewman gets 30 years’ jail for double murder

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Feb 19: The High Court here today imposed a 30-year sentence on an Indonesian man for murdering two of his colleagues on a fishing vessel in Muara Tabuan Light Industrial Park, three years ago.

Kim Loi Ujin, 50, pleaded guilty to three amended charges read out by an interpreter before Judge Leonard David Shim.

For the first and second amended charges, Kim was charged with intentionally killing Wong Jing Soon, 24, and Ngu Yu Soon, 26.

Prosecution for both charges under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the death penalty or imprisonment for not less than 30 years and not more than 40 years if not sentenced to death, and also whipping of not less than 12 strokes.

Meanwhile, for the third amended charge, Kim was charged with intentionally causing injuries to Ngu Swee Hook, 52, who was the captain of the vessel, using a machete, which could have resulted in death.

The third charge was under Section 324 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment of ten years or a fine or whipping or with any of the aforementioned punishments upon conviction.

All offenses took place on a fishing vessel in Muara Tabuan Light Industrial Park at around 2.31am on August 16, 2021.

Judge Shim handed down a 30-year imprisonment for the first and second charges, while a four-year sentenced was given for the third charge to the accused.

The Court ordered all sentences for the three charges to run concurrently effective from the date of arrest on August 16, 2021. — DayakDaily