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Sarawak Tribune, Kuching, 29 July 2004

Farmer gets 20 years, whipping for rape

By Stanley Dikod

20 YEARS IN JAIL … Busri (centre) escorted by the police on his way to jail.

KUCHING -- A 42-year-old farmer from Simunjan was given the maximum 20 years jail term and eight strokes of the rotan by the Session's Court here yesterday after he admitted raping his 15-year-old daughter. Busri Saal committed the offence inside their house at Kampung Sageng Ulu, Simunjan. The court was told that the victim's mother lodged a police report on 16 July after her daughter told her three days earlier that her father had raped her.

Following the report, police arrested Busri for questioning. Investigations revealed that Busri has been raping his daughter on many occasions since 2000 and the last time was in November last year. A medical examination conducted on the girl revealed that she was eight months' pregnant. The fifteen-year-old girl, fourth of nine siblings, is expected to deliver her baby next month.

The girl also disclosed that her father warned her not to tell her mother about the incidents. Busri was charged under section 376A of the Penal Code punishable under section 376B of the same Code for incestuous rape which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and mandatory whipping. In mitigation, Busri who was unrepresented in court yesterday, pleaded for leniency as he needs to support his family. Deputy Public Prosecutor Mahmud Abdullah requested for the accused to get the maximum punishment in view to the seriousness and nature of the case. The jail term is to take effect immediately.

Copyright 2003 Sarawak Press Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.

Corpun file 13840

Utusan Express online, Kuala Lumpur, 30 July 2004


Mindef clerk gets 28 months, seven strokes for cheating

KUALA LUMPUR July 29 - A Defence Ministry administrative assistant was sentenced to 28 months' jail and ordered to be given six strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here Thursday on six counts of cheating involving payments amounting to RM32,108.

Khairul Azrie Mohamed, 31, of Kota Bharu, was also sentenced to 20 months' jail and ordered to be given one stroke of the rotan on another charge of cheating, involving a payment of RM5,910.

He pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Judge Nursinah Adzmi ordered the jail sentences to run concurrently from the day he was arrested, last Tuesday.

On the six counts, Khairul Azrie, the ministry's financial administrative assistant, was charged with cheating the Finance Unit of the ministry's Human Resources Division by deceiving it into believing that his wife, Masliza Zahari, 24, was the ministry-sponsored student and thereby dishonestly induced the unit to deliver six cheques for the amount in Masliza's name, which were later deposited into her account maintained at EON Bank Pandan Jaya branch.

He committed the offences between June 18 2003 and March 2 this year.

On the seventh count, he was charged with cheating the unit by dishonestly inducing it to deliver a cheque worth RM5,910 on Masliza's name by deceiving it in the same manner.

In mitigation, defence counsel K.C.Wan informed the court that Khairul Azrie had made restitution amounting to RM10,000 to the ministry.

Wan said that he had cheated the ministry as he had no money to finance the medical expenses of his 18-month-old son who is suffering from a heart problem.

He also have to provide for his wife and his four-year-old son, he added.

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