Sibu Prison escapee who tested positive for Covid-19 jailed 4 months, fined RM2,000

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SIBU, Nov 8: A man who had short-lived freedom after escaping from Sibu Prison was today sentenced to four months in jail and fined RM2,000 in default two months’ imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court for the offence.

The accused, Lee Ka Yieng, 49, pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 224 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar ordered the accused to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest which was Nov 1.


Based on the brief facts of the case, at about 12.30pm on May 30, 2021, the accused while being held in custody at Sibu Prison for another offence, had damaged his cell lock and subsequently climbed over the fence beside the cell.

After that he ran towards the town.

He had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus and had close contact with others while in prison.

Lee was arrested on Nov 1 by the Sibu and Sarikei Criminal Investigation Department officers at the compound of Sarikei Police Station. — DayakDaily