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Jailed for threatening nurse over abortion
Published on: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 35-year-old local who threatened the nurse of a private clinic with a machete when his request for an abortion on his wife was rejected, was jailed eight months.

Magistrate Herlina Muse meted out the sentence to Rodden Lo Tze Sheng who admitted to the charge against him Monday.

He threatened the nurse with the weapon at 1.30pm on Nov 12 this year at the clinic in Penampang.

The offence under Section 509 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to two years, or fine, or both, on conviction.

In asking for a light sentence, Rodden who was not represented told the court that he has a wife and two children to look after.

However, Inspector Suzie @ Stephanie Kupit urged the court to impose an appropriate sentence on Rodden.

The court heard that on that day Rodden and his wife went to the clinic to check her pregnancy and confirmed that she was eight weeks pregnant.

The wife told the nurse that she wished to make abortion but the nurse told them that the clinic could not do the matter.

Rodden who was not satisfied left the clinic with his wife without making any payment.

However, the nurse chased them to the parking lot where Rodden then threatened the nurse with the machete.

The nurse lodged a report and Rodden was arrested. - Cynthia D Baga

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