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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, April 4: A 36-year-old lorry driver pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court today to a robbery charge and was released on RM5,000 cash bail with two sureties.
Jackly Lat, 36, from Rumah Wan Usin Sungai Merah Jelalong Tubau, Bintulu, appeared before Judge Steve Ritikos who fixed bail before setting October 1-4 for hearing the case.
The accused allegedly robbed a Bangladeshi man of his mobile phone and cash worth RM500 in a workers quarters in Sungai Tangap Niah, Subis on March 23 at 6.20am.
He will be tried under Section 382 of the Penal Code that provides for up to 14 years’ jail or whipping upon conviction.
ASP Koay Kok Ping appeared for the prosecution, while the accused was represented by his counsel, Sam Laya.
Earlier, the defence counsel urged the court to reduce the bail from RM10,000 to RM5,000 as the accused has three young children to support while his wife is a full-time housewife. — DayakDaily