Jobless man jailed 3 months for trespassing into clinic to steal food

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 11: A jobless man was sentenced to jail for three months by the Magistrate’s Court here after he pleaded guity to trespassing into the pantry of the Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic at Jalan Masjid here to steal food and packet drinks.

Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali ordered the sentence to run from August 13, 2021m the date the accused, Mohammad Azlie Hamzamie, 31, was arrested.


He was charged with trespassing into the TB Clinic at about 4.30am on August 13, 2021.

He was charged under Section 448 of the Penal Code, which provides for a maximum sentence of three years in prison or a fine of RM5,000 or both upon conviction.

According to the brief facts of the case, while the security guard was doing his rounds at the Jalan Masjid Health Polyclinic, he saw that the wire fence behind the clinic had been cut, and the grill door of the pantry was not closed.

He saw an unknown man was inside the pantry and searching for something.

The accused was then brought to the police station by the security guard and two members of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).

The items seized by the police when Azlie was arrested comprised one tin of Jacob’s biscuits, one packet of Mee Sedap, four packets of 3-in-1 Milo, 15 packets of 3-in-1 Nescafe and one kettle.

Prosecuting Officer Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily