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Corpun file 13988

The Sunday Star, Kuala Lumpur, 12 September 2004

Two teens sent to rehab school for rape

KLANG: Two teenagers aged 15 and 18 were ordered to serve five years in a rehabilitation school by the Juvenile Court here for raping a 30-year-old woman near a Muslim cemetery at Jalan Kapar about a year ago.  

The older boy was also ordered to receive two strokes of the rotan

The boys were also sentenced to serve two years in the rehabilitation school for hijacking a Proton Saga car belonging to a 39-year-old factory supervisor and another six months for having a Yamaha Y110 motorcycle reported stolen in Kapar last year. 

Magistrate Siti Noraidah Sulaiman ordered all three sentences to run concurrently.  

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Corpun file 14060

New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 23 September 2004

60 years and rotan for rapist father

By Ridzwan Abdullah

KOTA BARU, Sept 22: A construction worker was sentenced to a total of 60 years' jail and ordered to be given 24 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court today after he pleaded guilty to four counts of raping his 17-year-old daughter since 2001.

The 49-year-old, who was unrepresented, was sentenced to 15 years jail and six strokes of the rotan on each of the charges. The sentences are to run consecutively from today.

He displayed no emotion when judge Azman Abdullah passed sentence but began weeping as reality sank in as he bade farewell to his wife and family members. Azman said the court had decided on a heavy sentence to reflect the serious nature of the offence which was becoming increasingly rampant.

"The court cannot ignore the damage that has been inflicted not only on the victim but on your other family members." The judge had warned the accused this morning when the charges were read that he would face a heavy sentence if found guilty.

The man admitted raping his daughter, the eldest of three children, on four occasions at their family home in Telipot here. The first was some time in 2001 between 9am and 10am when the girl was 14. The second was between 9am and 10am some time in 2002 and the third occasion between 7.30am and 8am some time last year.

The last of the rapes was committed on Sept 5 this year about 9am. The accused was arrested on Sept 12, the same day the victim lodged a police report against him. The accused had earlier pleaded for a lenient sentence. Deputy public prosecutor Othman Yusof, in urging the court to impose a deterrent sentence, said the punishment should reflect the seriousness of the offence.

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Corpun file 14296

New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 24 September 2004

Man gets eight years for possessing heroin

GEORGE TOWN, Thurs. - A 24-year-old contract worker was today sentenced to eight years' jail and ordered to be given 20 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court after pleading guilty to possessing heroin five years ago.

S. Richard pleaded guilty to possessing 9.53gm of heroin at a flat in Lorong Semarak Api, Bandar Baru Air Itam at 10.30pm on Feb 23, 1999.

He also pleaded guilty to another charge of possessing 42.95gm of heroin at a house in Medan Penaga half an hour later.

Sessions Court judge Hadhariah Syed Ismail sentenced Richard to eight years and 10 strokes of the rotan for each offence.

She ordered the sentences to run concurrently from the date of his arrest on Feb 23, 1999.

Based on the facts of the case, Richard had put up a struggle and attempted to escape when he was arrested outside an apartment in Lorong Semarak Api with 10 packets of heroin.

He then led police to his friend's house in Medan Penaga where they found another 39 packets inside a drawer.

Richard was represented by K. Simon Murali while ASP Rantai Giling prosecuted.

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Corpun file 14248

Sarawak Tribune, Kuching, 25 September 2004

Rape: Court dismisses man's appeal for revision of sentence

BACK TO PRISON . . . Rosli (in prison outfit) waiting for prison car outside the court complex after the High Court dismissed his appeal.
KUCHING – The High Court here yesterday dismissed an application to review the sentence on a 47-year-old grasscutter who admitted to raping his daughter early this year. Justice Datuk Clement Allan Skinner, in upholding the sentence against Rosli bin Bakri, said he could revise his own decision made earlier.

On May 17 this year the grasscutter was sentenced to 45 years’ imprisonment and nine strokes of rotan by the Sessions Court here after he pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted rape on his daughter. However, Rosli appealed to the High Court on June 15 on the ground that the sentences were heavy for an attempted offence and the judge allowed the application.

The sentence was reduced to 21 years' imprisonment and three strokes of rotan. Rosli of Kampung Gita Baru, Petra Jaya pleaded guilty to the charges framed under Section 376B of the Penal Code which was read together with Section 511 of the same Code for attempted incestuous rape. All three attempts were committed at nighttime sometime in February, March and April this year on his 14-year-old daughter inside their family house at the village near Jalan Bunga Raya. Deputy Public Prosecutor Yong Leou Shin prosecuted while Rosli was unrepresented.

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Corpun file 14073

New Sabah Times, Kota Kinabalu, 28 September 2004

Court Beat

Man from China gets RM50K fine for illegal fishing

Zheng (centre) fined RM50,000 and sentenced to 2 months' jail and given a stroke of the cane. The three others will be sentence on October 19.

KOTA KINABALU: A fisherman from the People's Republic of China was yesterday fined RM50,000 in default six months jail by the Sessions Court here for fishing using drift nets in the Malaysian waters without a permit issued by the Director General of Fisheries.

Judge Ravinthran Paramaguru who meted out the fine on Zheng Bei, 27, also ordered the Chinese to be jailed for two months and to be given a stroke of the cane for the second offence of illegal entry.

On the first charge, Zheng, pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Fisheries Act 1985 and punishable under Section 25 (a) of the same Act.

The offence carries a fine up to RM1 million for the skipper and not more than RM100,000 each for the crewmember.

On the second charge, he pleaded guilty to Section 6 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Amended 2002) which carries a jail term of up to five years, a fine not exceeding RM10,000 and liable to whipping of not more than six strokes.

Three others - Ling Yi Ping, 18, and two juveniles aged 16 and 17, who were jointly charged with Zheng on the first offence had their sentencing deferred to October 19 pending their probation report.

Pending the date Ravinthran ordered the three Chinese to be detained in the lock up for juveniles pending the date.

Zheng, Ling and the two juveniles, were arrested by police during "Ops Tayang" at 9.30am on September 13 on board on board an unnumbered foreign boat in the Malaysian waters of Pulau Malawali, Banggi in Kudat.

The facts of the case tendered by prosecuting officer ASP Mohd Asmadi Yusof stated that the Chinese were arrested on a fishing boat measuring 10 feet by four feet during the raid.

Three of the fishermen were trying to pull a drift net from the water and one of them was seated at the back of the boat.

After inspecting the boat, police found three drift nets and three turtle carcasses, which were seized and the four illegal fishermen were then taken to the Kudat police station.

Pleading for leniency yesterday, Zheng said he came from a poor family in Hainam, China, and worked as a fisherman.

However, Ravinthran when passing the sentence said despite the accused plea for a leniency, the court would be sending a wrong message if this case was to be dealt with lightly.

Further, the judge said in recent years there have been a number of other fishermen from China who entered the Malaysian Fisheries Waters, committing similar offences.

On May 12 this year, 12 Chinese fishermen were fined a total of RM875,000 in default of 96 months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here after they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Fisheries Act 1985.

The 12 were among 16 Chinese fishermen caught with 163 turtle carcasses on board their trawler on May 2 about 7.8 nautical miles from Mengalum Island on board a Chinese fishing vessel.

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