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Indo claims trial to having jumbo tusks
Published on: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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SANDAKAN: An Indonesian man pleaded guilty at Session Court here, Tuesday for possessing two tusks of Bornean Pygmy elephant without permit last October.

However, Judge Indra Ayub fixed Feb 25, for re-mention of the case pending the appointment of a Bugis language translator for the accused.

The decision to re-mention the case was made after the accused admit to have low understanding level of Bahasa Malaysia.

The decision to re-mention the case was made after the accused admit to have low understanding level of Bahasa Malaysia.

According to case fact, the accused, Supriadi Juman, 49, was detained around 1pm on 23 Oct, 2019 with two tusks of Borneo Pgymy elephant without permit at an estate in Beluran.

The estate worker committed a crime under Section 41(1) of Wildlife Rehabilitation Enactment 1997 punishable under Section 41(4) of the same Enactment.

If found guilty, the accused can be fined not less than RM50,000 and not over than RM250,000. He canalso faced jail not less than one year and not over than five year.

Deputy Public Prosecutor, Mark Kenneth Netto prosecuting the case while the accused not represented by a lawyer. – Winnie Kasmir



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