Losing pistol: Cop jailed, fined
Published on: Tuesday, December 03, 2019
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: A policeman was on Monday jailed a day and fined RM1,000 or three months’ jail for losing his pistol two years ago.

Mohd Izzam Gorudin Abdullah, 34, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Afiq Agoes to losing a .38 Smith and Wesson pistol, which he was lawfully authorised to have, at 2.15am on March 28, 2017 at a fuel kiosk, Jalan Penampang, near Taman Fortuna, in Lido, near here.

The charge under Section 35 of the Arms Act 1960 provides for a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to RM1,000, or both, on conviction.

According to the facts of the case, Izzam lodged a police report that his bag containing the pistol was stolen while he and his friend were sleeping in a car parked at the said place.

Duty counsel Lim Ming Zoong @ Lawrence, representing Izzam, applied for a lenient sentence on the grounds that Izzam, who is married with four children, was currently being suspended from his work.

Lim added that it was Izzam’s first offence and that he was remorseful with his act.

Inspector Lim Swee Beng prosecuted.

In another case, a 47-year-old lorry driver was sentenced to one day’s jail and fined RM2,800 or three months’ jail for using as genuine a forged document.

Chang Seng Poh changed his plea to guilty to using a forged company’s resolution letter dated Jan 25, 2017 at noon on Jan 27, 2017 at the counter of the Road Transport Department in Kota Belud.

The charge under Section 471 of the Penal Code is punishable under Section 465 of the same Code, which carries a jail term of up to two years or fine, or both, on conviction.

Pleading for leniency, Chang said he is married with one child and that he had cooperated well with the police during his arrest and investigation of the case.

When asked by the court on his involvement in the case, Chang said the document was given by his friend and admitted that he was a runner in the case.

Inspector Mohd U’Kasyah Hashim, who prosecuted, applied for an adequate sentence.

Meanwhile, four men were penalised for committing drug-related offences.

Md Rizal Annual and Md Nazri Sahalan pleaded guilty to taking syabu last month.

Rizal was jailed eight months while Nazri was fined RM1,600 or eight months’ jail. 

Taking drugs under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act provides a fine of up to RM5,000 or up to two years’ jail on conviction

The other two, Nazrie Moktar and Said Lauhari, admitted to having syabu under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides a fine of up to RM100,000 or up to five years jail, or both, on conviction.


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