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Cockfighting session: Man fined RM1,000
Published on: Friday, September 23, 2022
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Hilot had committed an offence under Section 21 (2) of the Animal Welfare Enactment 2015 which provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or jail of up to three years, or both, on conviction.
Kota Kinabalu: A 63-year-old man was fined RM1,000 or two months’ jail, Tuesday, for taking part in a cockfighting session last year.

Hilot @ Herod Giboh pleaded guilty before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to a charge of having no reasonable excuse to be present at an animal fight at a hut area next to a house at Kg Gumbahan Dunvanson, Jalan Duvanson Putatan, Penampang at 2.15pm on May 22, 2021.

Hilot had committed an offence under Section 21 (2) of the Animal Welfare Enactment 2015 which provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or jail of up to three years, or both, on conviction.

Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik, prosecuting, informed the court that the police in Ops Dadu reached the said place and saw a group of men gathering around several cockerels there.

The men fled the scene upon hearing the police shouting ‘Police!” but five of them including Hilot were apprehended.

Unrepresented, Hilot requested leniency by saying that he is taking care of his five children.

Meanwhile, a 44-year-old man, charged with attacking a man with a belt last year, will go on trial on Nov 24.

Magistrate Lovely set the date for Musa Sumalah when his case came up for case management on Tuesday.

Musa had on July 19 pleaded not guilty to causing hurt to one Jeffery Yeoh with a belt at 12.10am on Nov 29, 2021 at the Safma Fisheries Complex, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen here.

The charge, under Section 324 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 10 years, or with fine, or with whipping, or with any two of such punishments, on conviction.

Musa was represented by counsel Arthur Borine.

In another case, four men were penalised for having syabu.

Rion Chong, Abdullah James, Ibrahim Malong and Brendon pleaded guilty to having syabu weighing 0.09gm, 4.31gm, 0.02gm and 0.03gm, respectively at separate locations in Inanam, Sembulan, and Penampang between Sept 1, 2021 and June 22 this year.

Chong was jailed 12 months from Tuesday, Abdullah was handed one year and six months from the date of arrest.

Ibrahim was sentenced to 11 months’ jail while Brendon was fined RM2,700 or 10 months’ jail.

They were each charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs 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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