Tuesday, November 25, 2008




A Filipino was jailed five days by the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday for stealing from a handicraft market.

Magistrate Dana Arabi Wazani imposed the sentence on 28-year- old Abdullah Tajib b Ahmad after he pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 380 of the Penal Code which provides a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine on conviction.

The court also ordered Tajib to be referred to the Immigration Department for further action after his release from prison.

The jobless accused admitted to stealing eight wrist watches, 15 hooks of key, two pens, a bracelet and a calculator altogether worth RM200 from the handicraft market in Sinsuran here about 3.3Oam on Nov 22, this year.

The facts of the case stated that a security guard patrolling at the place saw the accused bringing a shoulder bag.

He then stopped the accused and checked inside the bag and found the stolen items.

Meanwhile another man was also jailed five days for stealing a box of chainsaw blades altogether worth RM450 which belonged to his employer.
Afiq Jahari, 21, was accused of stealing the box which contained 100 pieces of chansaw blades from Syarikat Ing Tat Hardwares Trading Sdn Bhd in Kolombong about 1 lam on Nov 22, this year.

The offence under Section 381 of the Penal Code provides a jail term of up to seven years and a fine on conviction.

According to the facts of the case, while the complainant, Margaret Tsang Mei Ling, was inspecting her workers, he saw the accused hiding something under an abandoned lorry in the compound of the premises.

She then approached the accused and upon checking, he found a box containing the 100 pieces of chainsaw blades.

Margaret then brought the accused to the Kota Kinabalu Police Station for further action.

In another case, Chew Chee Chan, 35, was fined RM2,000 in default six months’ jail for possessing 0.15 gram of cannabis.

The accused was arrested by Police about 11pm on Sept 16 this year at a house in Kobusak Villa, Jalan Kobusak following the discovery of the drug in his possession.

Inspector Zamri Zakaria prosecuted all the cases.