Jail, fine for KK cook who stole money from restaurant
Published on: Wednesday, June 03, 2020
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: A restaurant cook was jailed 12 months and fined RM3,000 or three months jail by the Magistrate’s Court here Tuesday for stealing RM620 from his workplace.

Dzulkarnain Amir, 29, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to committing the offence at 2.33pm on July 12, 2019 at the Di Dapur Mummy restaurant in Alamesra.

The facts of the case tendered by the prosecution, stated that the restaurant owner found the RM620 cash went missing from the cashier machine.

When the owner checked the CCTV recording, Dzulkarnain, who worked as a cook in the premises was seen entering the premises and took the money and walked away.

Dzulkarnain, who has a key to the restaurant, also gave the key to the other workers and could not be contacted thereafter. He was arrested following a police report lodged by the owner on July 28 the same year.

Unrepresented Dzulkarnain requested for a lenient sentence while Inspector Suzie @ Stephanie Kupit applied for an appropriate sentence.

The offence under Section 381 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to seven years and liability of a fine on conviction.

In another case, two men were fined RM100 or one day jail for trespassing into a university area in Manggatal.

Md Razi Haron, 25, and Jefri Samsurani, 28, admitted to committing the offence without reasonable reason at Phase 3 of the UiTM Kota Kinabalu Branch at 1.30pm on May 12.

The court heard that the duo were arrested for being in the area and that they admitted taking zinc and wooden plank from the area before arrested.

The duo were charged under Section 17(1) of the Minor Offence Ordinance which provides for RM100 fine on conviction.

Stephanie ordered Jefri be referred to the Immigration Department after paying the fine or serving the sentence.

Meanwhile, two men were penalised for having syabu.

Md Khairulanuar Rapli was jailed 14 months for having 1.08gm of syabu on July 19 last year at Taman Indah Permai in Sepanggar.

Alvino Morison was fined RM2,500 or six months jail for having 0.04gm of syabu in November 2019.

They were each charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or up to five years jail or both on conviction.



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