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Man who assaulted father to know his fate June
Published on: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 27-year-old man who admitted to two counts of assaulting his 73-year-old father for not being given money, will know his fate on June 20.

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus set the date for Ghulam Hassan Alih pending the medical report of the victim.

Ghulam pleaded guilty to causing hurt to Alih Karama by hitting him with a plank at 11pm on May 7 in a house at Kg Lok Urai, Gaya island. He also confessed to trying to stab his father with a knife at the same place and time.

The court however, deferred sentencing to June 20. According to the facts of the case presented by the prosecution, on the said day while Alih was in the house with his daughter, Ghulam approached him and asked for money.

When Alih could not give Ghulam money as he did not have any, Ghulam became angry and attacked the father with a plank. - Jo Ann Mool

Ghulam also tried to stab his father with a knife but his eldest brother who lived next door managed to stop him.

Alih's left cheek was swollen from the attack and he also sustained abrasions on his ear. Alih lodged a police report against Ghulam, stating that his son frequently assaulted him whenever he refuse to give him money.

The court ordered Ghulam to be remanded further while awaiting sentencing.

However, Ghulam attempted escaped by dashing out of the courtroom but he was detained just a few metres away.

Ghulam faces a jail term of up to a year or fine or both if convicted on the first count under Section 323 of the Penal Code while the second count under Section 324 of the same Code, carries a jail term of up to three years or with a fine or with whipping or with any two of such punishments if convicted.

In another case, 30-year-old man was jailed 18 months for having a stolen handphone.

Mohd Amirul Saik Basar admitted to having the stolen gadget at 10.45pm on March 26 at the guardhouse of Delta Height in Bundusan, Penampang.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old driver claimed trial to committing mischief.

Anjan Moktar is accused of damaging the window of a house belonging to Norihan Muluk and caused RM500 loss on May 13 at Kg Tugu Peringatan in Petagas.

The court set June 20 for case management and released Anjan on a bail of RM3,000 with RM2,000 deposited in two sureties.

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