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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 16 April 1999

Jail, rotan for Aussie engineer

KUALA LUMPUR: An Australian engineer was sentenced to 18 months' jail and ordered to be given four strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here yesterday after he pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing RM75,080 in ransom money in connection with the kidnapping of a three-year-old boy.

Civil engineer Stephen Wayne Alt @ Mohd Nazrin Hakim, 43, was jailed 18 months and ordered to be whipped once for each of the charge.

Judge Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil ordered the sentences to run concurrently effective from the date of arrest on Feb 13.

Under the first charge, Alt was alleged to have RM700 at Jalan Telawi 3; second charge A$15,000 at his house in Taman Desa; third charge RM32,000 at Multi-Purpose Bank Berhad in Jalan Munshi Abdullah and fourth charge RM5,000 at Diners Club (M) Sdn Bhd on Feb 13 last year.

On April 9, three men including a Singaporean architect were each jailed for 24 months' after they pleaded guilty to possessing part of the RM250,000 ransom money.--Bernama

Copyright © 1999 Star Publications (M) Bhd (No: 10894-D). All rights reserved

Corpun file 3551


The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 1999

Former LP's kin jailed for drugs

KOTA BARU: A father of seven was jailed a total of 12 years and ordered to be given 20 strokes of the rotan by a Sessions Court yesterday for possession of heroin and cannabis.

Abdul Malik Mohd Omar, 44, pleaded guilty to two amended and reduced charges of possession of 15.55gm heroin and 109.89gm of cannabis at the Jambatan Jambu, Kampung Chat, Meranti in Pasir Mas on Oct 7.

His father's cousin, former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas, was one of his defence counsel. The other was Megat Sharuddin Merican.

DPP Azman Abdullah prosecuted in front of Sessions judge Ahmad Nasfy Yassin.

The judge sentenced Abdul Malik to six years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for each of the two offences.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

In mitigation, Salleh told the court that Abdul Malik was a son of his (Salleh's) cousin.

He said Abdul Malik was a former Mardi officer before he became a drug addict, and had voluntarily entered a rehabilitation centre for six months in the late 70s.

Salleh said Abdul Malik's father had gone to see him in Kuala Lumpur for his help to send him to a rehabilitation centre at that time.

"I have not seen Abdul Malik since then until he came to see me again to help him in this case," he said, vouching for Abdul Malik's character.

Asking the court to mete out the minimum jail sentence of five years, Salleh said his client was a good father who loved and was loved by all his children and two wives.

Asking for an appropriate sentence, DPP Azman told the court that Abdul Malik had four previous convictions, which included petty theft.

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