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The Brunei Times, Bandar Seri Begawan, 20 October 2013
Arson: 22-year-old gets five years, six strokes
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- A MAN who had set fire to a house along with six vehicles in Kuala Belait was sentenced by the Intermediate Court to serve five years and one month in jail with immediate effect and to be given six strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to all the charges.
The defendant, 22 year-old Shahrin Mohammad Johari, had pleaded guilty to the offence in August to the charge of mischief by fire and causing damage to property.
The court document states that on June 12, the complainant, Hj Mejdee and his family were visiting a sick relative nearby his home in Jalan Singa Menteri, Kuala Belait, when they heard sounds of explosions from their home. Upon arriving scene, the house was on fire along with five cars and a motorcycle.
Police investigations were carried out which revealed that the defendant was involved in the offence. Shahrin admitted that he went to an address at Jalan Singa Menteri with a container filled with diesel gas, a lighter and an old bicycle tyre.
Shahrin then poured diesel gas onto a car, a Hyundai H1, that was parked under the house and set it on fire. The defendant then ran and left the area.
Police investigations further revealed that Shahrin set fire to the car just for fun knowing that it was likely to cause damage to the other nearby cars and wooden houses.
Shahrin further admitted to smashing the window of a house in Kg Pandan with a brick. - Syazwan Sadikin
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Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 20 October 2014
Thief sentenced to 6 years jail, 12 strokes
By Fadley Faisal
A LOCAL man aged 21 years old was sentenced by the High Court yesterday to jail for six years with twelve strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to housebreaking to commit theft, theft in a building, causing hurt, thefts by coercion and escape from police custody.
Muhammad Abdul Hadi Nazirul Mubin Waie bin Mohd Zulhilmie, an ex-employee of B.Foot pried open the lock of the side door of B.Foot in Jalan Lorong Bunga Melor after midnight on May 25.
He headed to the cash register of the shop and took just above $1,000 in cash.
The defendant was later arrested upon police investigations in which he informed that he needed the money to pay for his gambling debt.
On August 12, between midnight and 2.30am the defendant went to B.Foot in Jalan Bunga Melor again and this time opened the shop using a set of keys he had obtained earlier.
He managed to take $60 from the shop.
It was on the defendant's arrest that he admitted he had extorted the shop keys off an employee earlier in the morning.
On August 27, the defendant went to the staff house of B.Foot, and levelled a knife to the throat of an Indonesian employee which woke two other colleagues.
The defendant then wielded a wooden Samurai sword hurting one of the staff there in the course of ordering her to open the front door.
After the door was opened, the defendant then took out a smaller knife and levelled it to the throat of the employee warning her not to report the matter to the police.
The defendant left the scene with money and mobile phones.
On September 26, the defendant was produced in court for a charge of robbery. As he was escorted out of the police car at the Seria Police Station, he pushed his body against the police escort and ran away with his hands still cuffed.
The defendant hid for a while on a tree branch at a residential area nearby which then broke and the defendant fell and was spotted by a police officer from the Seria Police Station who was in pursuit of the defendant.
The defendant was eventually arrested as he collapsed from exhaustion near a school there.
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