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Corpun file 14905

Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 4 January 2005

First offenders to get lashes this year

By Malai FadleyRizal

A 22-year-old overstaying Indonesian worker got three months' jail and three strokes of the cane, making him the first immigration offender to get lashes this year.

Alwi Koiru Zamroni pleaded guilty before Senior Magistrate Muhammed Faisal PD Hj Keifli to a charge of remaining in the country unlawfully for over two years after his employment pass expired in November 2003.

According to the Immigration Prosecuting Officer, the defendant was arrested in Muara on January 2 by Muara Police Personnel at about 9.30 am when the police found his pass had expired.

Police found out that the former foreman at SY Salilah Bt Abdul Latif had run away from his employer and a report was lodged to the Immigration Enforcement Section on August 28, 2003.

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Corpun file 15109

Brunei Direct, 13 January 2005

Chicken Thief Who Failed To Flee Fined And Caned

Bandar Seri Begawan – A Malaysian, Matali bin Haji Mokti, 44, was fined $3,250 and ordered to be given three lashes of the cane for violations of the Customs and Immigration Acts.

Matali was arrested yesterday by the Muara based Marine Police in waters of Kampong Pelambayan for attempting to smuggle in more than 170 kilogrammes of chicken wings and 50 kilogrammes of sugar and for entering the country illegally.

All the goods were ordered seized and destroyed and the boat used in ferrying the goods was confiscated. -- Courtesy of Radio Television Brunei

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Corpun file 15015

Brunei Direct, 27 February 2005

Malaysian Petrol Thief Jailed And Caned

By Malai FadleyRizal

Bandar Seri Begawan - A 31-year-old Malaysian landed himself in jail for three months with three strokes of the cane after pleading guilty to a theft attempt before the Bandar Magistrate's court yesterday.

Roseli Idris also faced a charge of illegally entering the country without being in possession of a valid pass.

DPP Pg Nina Jasmine said in court that the defendant brought six containers to a piece of cleared land at Kg Padnunok, Lamunin, Tutong on January 24 at about 9pm in his Mitsubishi Pajero registered BN3497.

He then found an excavating machine and siphoned its diesel petrol. The defendant managed to fill up five of the containers and loaded two of the containers into his vehicle when a man saw his actions.

Roseli quickly ran into the surrounding forest. The witness alerted the owner of the excavating machine who then lodged a police report.

Roseli was nowhere to be found until he surrendered himself to the police two days ago and confessed.

Presiding Senior Magistrate Radin Safiee yesterday further heard that Roseli had entered the country through Jalan Kg Bebuloh illegally on January 23. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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Corpun file 15020

Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 28 January 2005

Jail, cane for stealing signboards

By Malai FadleyRizal and Rol Ezam

Poles stand without signboards.

A 30-year-old local was sentenced to a year in jail and two strokes of the cane after pleading guilty to committing mischief and three other charges of theft before the Bandar Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Defendant Muhd Khairuddin bin Abdullah, who was working as a contractor in the Tutong District, committed mischief by causing damage worth $1,200 to six pieces of aluminium road signboards near Spg.139 at Kg Bukit Udal on the morning of January 7, last year.

The three other theft charges stated that the defendant stole six pieces of aluminium road signboards at Jalan Bukit Udal, Jalan Tasik Merimbun and Jalan Penapar Ukong on January 6.

Pg Isa Pg Hj Aliuddin of the Attorney General's Chambers, who stood on behalf of the Public Prosecutor, told the court that Muhd Khairuddin drove a car and stole the six signboards from the above mentioned roads on the night of January 6 last year.

The next day, he damaged the signboards by burning them using old tyres and broke them into two when they became soft.

The damaged signboards were then sold off for $16 to a recycling company. Muhd Khairuddin was arrested on January 25 this year by the Tutong Police.

Presiding Senior Magistrate Hj Abdullah Soefri said that the media had shown the alarming rise in vandalised signboards as well as electrical cables and boxes and told that there is a need to curb this irresponsible act.

The court also gave a stern warning and said that a deterrent sentence should be imposed on the defendant to hinder the public from committing the same offence.

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