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Two men jailed and fined for cutting telco’s cable
Published on: Thursday, March 28, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Two men jailed and fined for cutting telco’s cable
The duo pleaded guilty to committing the offence at the manhole under the Aeropod flyover, Jalan Kepayan, Tanjung Aru, at midnight on Feb 14.
Kota Kinabalu: Two unemployed men were jailed a month and fined RM1,000 or five months jail each on Wednesday for committing mischief by cutting the cable belonging to a telecommunication company.

Iskandar Jakaria, 33, and Md Syari Bina, 31, who appeared before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles informed the court that they wish to change their plea to guilty.

The duo pleaded guilty to committing the offence at the manhole under the Aeropod flyover, Jalan Kepayan, Tanjung Aru, at midnight on Feb 14.

They were jointly charged with another accused, Mohd Alias Martinus, 35, to the charge under Section 431A of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to two years or fine or both, on conviction.

Alias maintained his innocence and the court set July 19 for his trial.

Earlier, the prosecution in tendering the facts of the case, informed the court that the duo were arrested by police after being spotted in the manhole.

Inspection found cable which had been cut and tools comprising a hacksaw, a spanner, pliers and a short iron in their possession.

In another case, a 30-year-old woman was fined RM2,000 or two weeks jail for having gambling paraphernalia.

Sharon Chu admitted to having five lottery tickets without a licence at a premise at Putatan New Township, at 3.30pm on Feb 12.

Chu was charged under Section 9(1) of the Common Gaming House Act, which carries a jail term of up to six months, or fine of up to RM3,000, or both, on conviction.

In the same court, a 64-year-old man, who fraudulently had RM4,000 deposited into his bank account, was fined RM100 or three days jail.

Omar Gasim pleaded guilty to having the money belonging to  Aminah Mahmud in his Bank Rakyat account in which he failed to give a satisfactory explanation as to how he obtained them at 9.40am on Jan 4.

The offence under Section 22A (1) of the Minor Offences Ordinance provides a fine of up to RM100 or up to three months jail or both, on conviction.

Unrepresented, Omar requested leniency as he was unemployed and had school-going children.

Meanwhile, a company worker was charged in another Magistrate’s Court for stealing from his workplace.

Andi Asbir Mansur, 29, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to stealing 100 metres of cable belonging to the Sabah Kibing Solar New Material (M) Sdn Bhd on March 12 between 2am and 5am at  KKIP Sepanggar.

Andi allegedly committed the offence under Section 381 of the Penal Code, along with three accomplices still at large.

The court set April 16 for pre-trial case management and released the accused on a bail of RM2,500 in two sureties.

Inspectors Kelvan Elson Maik and Suzie S.K. prosecuted.

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