Man sentenced to 8 years in jail, 7 rotan strokes for attempted armed robbery

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Nov 19: The Sessions Court here sentenced an odd-job worker to eight years’ imprisonment and seven rotan strokes for attempting to rob an Indonesian with a karambit.

Awang Saufie Jasni, 33, pleaded guilty to the two charges.

Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff sentenced him to an imprisonment of three years with five strokes of rotan for the first charge, and an imprisonment of five years and two strokes of rotan for the second charge.

The imprisonment terms are to run concurrently.

The accused was charged with attempting to rob an Indonesian worker with a karambit at Matang HG Emart, at about 12.30am on November 12.

He was charged under Section 393 of the Penal Code read together with Section 397 of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment term not exceeding seven years, a fine and whipping.

He was also charged under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances And Offensive Weapon Act 1958, which carries an imprisonment term of between five years and ten years and whipping, upon conviction.

DPP Danial Ilham Kamaruddin prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily