It doesn’t pay to bond while committing armed robbery

Both accused being escorted by a police officer.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Dec 17: Two friends whose hang out session turned into an occasion for committing robbery with a knife found out the hard way that crime is not a good reason to bond over.

Nor Shadan Jamari, 21, and a 17-year-old accused pleaded guilty to the charge framed which was accepted by Sessions Court Judge Marutin Pagan.

Nor Shadan was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and two strokes of the rotan, while the other accused who is underage was ordered be sent to Henry Gurney School until he reaches the age of 21.

Both accused were charged with robbing a man of a Viva S1 phone with a knife, at MASJA, Jalan Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Yacob, at about 3am on November 16.

They were charged under Section 395 of the Penal Code, to be read together with Section 397 of the same Code, which carries an imprisonment term which may extend to twenty years and liable to whipping. Section 397 provides for an imprisonment term which may extend to seven years or a fine, or both. — DayakDaily