Unemployed man fined RM2,000 for possessing an imitation pistol

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Feb 8: The Magistrate’s Court here sentenced an unemployed man to a fine of RM2,000 for possessing an imitation pistol.

Ibrahim Affandi, 36, pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 36 of the Arms Act 1960.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi accepted his plea of guilty and sentenced him to a fine of RM 2,000 or in default of three months’ imprisonment.

He was found possessing an imitation pistol at a petrol station located in Jalan Tun Razak, here at about 1.30 pm on February 2, 2021.

According to the brief facts of the case, during the incident, the accused was at the petrol station’s convenience store to buy a lighter. But he was not wearing a facial mask, so the manager of the petrol station asked him to wear a facial mask.

After the accused had bought the lighter, when he was about to leave the store, he flipped his shirt and show a black coloured object that looked like a pistol.

The manager then lodged a police report for the police to investigate.

Upon investigation by the police, the accused admitted the black object that he used in the petrol station was an imitation pistol.

Prosecuting officer Nur Shafiqa Nyaie Ilin prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily