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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 23 September 1997
Youth gets jail and rotan for having a gun
KUALA LUMPUR: A youth who was recently released from the Henry Gurney rehabilitation school was jailed 24 months and ordered to be given six strokes of the rotan by a Sessions Court yesterday for possessing a pistol.
Mohd Zuhaidi Borhan, 22, pleaded guilty to possessing a pistol and an empty magazine at the sidewalk in Bandar Manjalara, Kepong at 11.25pm on July 31.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Norhafizah Hanum Mokhtar said Mohd Zuhaidi had two previous convictions involving gang robbery and possession of a knife and was sent to Henry Gurney school in 1994 until he was 21-years-old.
In mitigation, Mohd Zuhaidi asked for a lenient sentence and said he was keeping the pistol for a friend.
Judge Suraya Othman ordered the jail sentence to start from the date of arrest on July 31.
The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 24 September 1997
Singaporean gets 12 years for having gun
KOTA BARU: The Sessions Court yesterday sentenced an unemployed Singaporean to a total of 12 years' jail and six strokes of the rotan for having a revolver and ammunition.
Abdul Karim Abdul Aziz, 40, pleaded guilty to both charges of having a Smith and Wesson .38 Special and 12 rounds of ammunition on Sept 3.
Abdul Karim was arrested in Kampung Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas at 12.50pm. He was charged under Section 8 of the Firearms Act (Heavier Penalty) 1971, and Section 4 of the Firearms Act 1990.
Judge Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid jailed Abdul Karim eight years and ordered him to receive six strokes of the rotan for the first offence and four years' jail for the second offence. The sentences will run concurrently.
Abdul Karim asked to be allowed to serve his sentence in Kuala Lumpur, saying he had relatives there, but Umi Kalthum said this was the prerogative of the Prisons Department.
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