Man to spend Gawai in jail for burning family’s rice supply

Augustine being escorted by a police officer.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 23: The Sessions Court here sentenced a habitual offender to two years imprisonment on a charge of burning five sacks of rice belonging to his family members.

Sessions Court Judge Afidah Abdul Rahman sentenced Augustine Carlebim Fabian, 33, to two years imprisonment after Augustine pleaded guilty to the charge framed.

Augustine committed mischief by burning five sacks of rice belonging to his family members and causing a loss of around RM500 at a house at Kampung Abang, Jalan Puncak Borneo, at about 2am on April 20, 2022.

Under Section 435 of the Penal Code, he was charged with imprisonment up to 14 years and a fine upon conviction.

According to the brief facts of the case, there was a misunderstanding that caused the incident to happen.

A police report was lodged after Augustine was found burning five sacks of rice in front of the house at Kampung Abang.

The accused also poured petrol oil onto the back door of the house.

In 2016, Augustine was convicted and sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment under Section 354 of the Penal Code for a charge of molesting an eight-year-old girl.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Aiman Mutallib Mohamad Shariff prosecuted while Augustine was unrepresented. — DayakDaily