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Two men jailed for having stolen items
Published on: Saturday, February 03, 2024
By: Crystal E Hermenegildus
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Two men jailed for having stolen items
Kota Kinabalu: Two men were jailed a total of 12 months by the Magistrate Court for having stolen items.

Maxkson Julian, 44, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Wan Farrah Farriza Wan Ghazali to having stolen items comprising personal documents and two smartphones belonging to  Tan Kok Meng at 10.36am on Oct 30, 2023 at the walkway of the Inanam Business Centre. Maxkson was ordered to be jailed 11 months from the date of arrest.

The other man, Daniel Francis, 45, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to having stolen zincs at 10.40am on Jan 28 at a vacant house in Inanam. Daniel was jailed for a month from the date of arrest.

Maxkson and Daniel were charged under Section 411 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of between six months and five years and the liability of a fine, on conviction. 

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Ling Ghuong Zhin said police caught Maxkson with a bag belonging to the complainant, which was stolen when he was asleep in the car.

In Daniel’s case, prosecuting officer Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik said the complainant and his child caught Daniel pulling some zinc sheets that were tied together.

Duty Counsel Carmen Khoo, representing Maxkson, request for leniency as Maxkson is a divorcee supporting a child and has high blood pressure. Duty Counsel Lim Ming Zhoong @Lawrence, representing Daniel, also requested a lenient sentence as he is remorseful and unemployed.

In another case, a 40-year-old man was jailed five months jail for disposing of a stolen laptop for RM800. 

Leong Kaah Seon pleaded guilty to Magistrate Wan Farrah to disposing of a Microsoft Surface Pro laptop belonging to the complainant at 11.30am on Oct 25, 2022 at a premises in front of Alliance Bank.

He was charged under Section 414 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to seven years or fine or both, on conviction.

DPP Muhammad Azizi Hamil told the court that Leong sold the laptop which was stolen two years ago from the complainant’s house. 

Carmen applied for leniency as Leong is unemployed and has to take care of his parents.

 

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