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Daily Express, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 13 May 1998

Robber, 12, jailed 12 years for shooting victim

KOTA KINABALU: A 12-year-old boy has been jailed 12 years and ordered to be caned 10 times by the Sessions Court here for shooting a female victim during an armed robbery in 1996.

The boy earlier pleaded not guilty but changed his plea before Session's Court Judge Abdul Rahman Sebli when the case was brought up Tuesday.

Prosecuting Officer ASP Bernard Leo told the court that the boy committed the offence with two accomplices at the Damai Plaza four-digit outlet at 8.05pm, on Sep 22, 1996.

Police investigation revealed that the boy shot one of the three female workers during a struggle for her handbag, hitting her on the left side of the neck.

According to Bernard, the manager of the 4-digit outlet, Goh Tiam Heng, was about to close the premises for the day after collecting the daily takings from his workers, identified as Tan See Moi, Chee Fui Moi and Brenda Lomisin Dani.

Suddenly when three men appeared and grabbed the handbags of Chee and Brenda but Tan put up a struggle.

At this junction, one of the robbers whipped out a pistol and shot her before wresting away her handbag.

Tan collapsed as the robbers made their getaway.

The victim was immediately rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment by Goh who witnessed the incident.

In the incident, Chee lost RM7 while Brenda lost RM40 cash, a bank passbook and betting slips worth RM53.

Acting on public information, police managed to arrest the boy on Oct 13 the same year, and was picked out by the manager and his three workers during an identification parade.

The boy was subsequently charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code.

Copyright Daily Express, Sabah, Malaysia

Daily Express, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 16 May 1998

Cannabis: Man escapes gallows

KOTA KINABALU: A 26-year-old man from Kudat escaped the gallows when the charge against him for possession of 228g of cannabis was amended by the prosecution in the Sessions Court Friday.

Judge Abdul Rahman Sebli sentenced Rasdin Daluman to 12 years' jail and 12 strokes of the rotan.

Rasdin, who was first charged in the High Court here in April under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence, pleaded guilty to the amended charge framed under Section 39A of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which provides for life imprisonment and whipping.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Duncan Sikodol told the court, Rasdin was arrested on June 1 last year at about 12.10am in a garden in front of the Restoran Sungei Wang, Kudat town.

Duncan said a police party led by Insp V Segaran had been tailing Rasdin who was holding a black plastic bag containing the drug from the Dynasty Karaoke to the restoran.

Upon reaching the garden, Rasdin sat on a masonry wall in the garden. The police party who had been observing then stopped him and a search later revealed that the bag he was carrying earlier was hidden among some flowers in the garden.

Duncan said Rasdin admitted the bag containing the drug belonged to him.

Duncan also tendered a report from the Chemistry Department confirming the contents of the bag were cannabis.

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