Knifing wife: Jobless man gets eight months
Published on: Friday, November 08, 2019
By: Jo Ann Mool
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KOTA KINABALU: A jobless man was sentenced to eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court, here, Thursday for assaulting his wife with a knife.

Jesni Mani, 45, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Afiq Agoes to voluntarily causing hurt to his 46-year-old wife’s left hand with the weapon at 6pm on Nov 11 in a unit at Seri Keramat low cost housing in Putatan.

He had committed an offence under Section 323 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 326A of the same Code, which carries a jail term of up to two year, a fine not exceeding RM4,000 or both on conviction.

Inspector Albert Basiri, prosecuting, informed the court that prior to the incident, a quarrel ensued between the couple when the wife criticised Jesni for always getting drunk and never helped in raising their children.

Jesni became angry and took a knife from the kitchen and tried to stab his wife.

However, the wife repelled the attack using her left hand which caused her hand to bleed.

The wife then fled for her life and later lodged a police report against Jesni.

Investigations also revealed that Jesni and his wife had been married for more than 20 years and have four children.

When asked by the court on why he injured his wife, Jesni replied that he did not remember as he was drunk at the time.

Jesni, who was unrepresented, requested for leniency while Albert applied for an appropriate sentence.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man claimed trial to threatening another man.

Ahmad Fandi Ali Omar, was accused of criminally intimidating one Mohd Junaidy Nordin at 8.30am, on Oct 28, at a food stall in Kg Peringatan in Petagas. 

The charge, under Section 506 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to seven years or a fine, or both, on conviction.

The court fixed Dec 12 for pre-trial case management and offered Ahmad bail at RM1,500 bail with two local sureties.

In another case, four people were penalised for drink driving.

They were Malvin Michael, Andryno Ronald, Midin Nangkong and Shariffuddin Sitam, aged between 25 and 56, who pleaded guilty separately before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to committing the offence, recently.

Malvin was fined RM2,000, Andryno and Midin were each fined RM1,800 while Shariffuddin was ordered to pay a fine of RM1,200.  

The court also ordered the four men to be jailed two weeks if they failed to pay their fines.

The offence, under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, provides for a fine of between RM1,000 and RM6,000 or jail of up to 12 months on conviction.

Traffic prosecuting officer Inspector Mohammad Khairul Nizam Mokhtar prosecuted.



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