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By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Dec 20: The Sessions Court here released a self-employed man on a bond of good behaviour for the charge of possessing a parang in a public place and going into a rage at an election centre tent.
The accused, 57, pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958.
Sessions Court Judge Afidah Abdul Rahman convicted the accused as charged and released him on a good behavior bond with 2 years’ supervision in the sum of RM5,000 with two local sureties.
The accused was charged with unlawfully possessing a parang at a public place, in front of Kampung Sebobok community hall, at about 10.50am on December 15, 2021.
According to the brief facts of the case, the people of the said village were doing some preparation for the election polling centre for the upcoming State Election when suddenly the accused came and threatened to burn the canopy.
The accused brought a parang and acted to chop the canopy and plastic chairs.
The accused’s actions caused losses of about RM2,840.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Aiman Mutallib Mohmad Shariff prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily