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Wireman jailed for assaulting wife
Published on: Thursday, June 13, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Wireman jailed for assaulting wife
Ihsan had committed an offence under Section 323 of the Penal Code read together with Section 326A of the same Code.
Kota Kinabalu: A 37-year-old wireman was jailed 12 months on Wednesday for assaulting his wife.

Mohd Ihsan Akhbar, 37, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to voluntarily causing hurt to his 46-year-old wife on June 3, this year, at 7.30pm, at a house in Kg Petagas, Putatan.

The court was informed by the prosecution that on the said day, Ihsan punched his wife on the face once.

The wife, who suffered injuries on her face and nose, received treatment at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, said the prosecution.

Ihsan had committed an offence under Section 323 of the Penal Code read together with Section 326A of the same Code.

Section 323 carries a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to RM2,000 or both, on conviction while Section 326A states that whoever causes hurt to his spouse or former spouse, a child, a disabled adult, or other family members and commits an offence under Section 323, 324, 325, 326, 334 or 335 shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of twice as long as the maximum term for which he would be liable to conviction for that offence.

In another case, a Korean national man was charged with two counts of assaulting a woman and damaging a glass door of a convenience store.

Back Hak Ki, 63, pleaded not guilty to both charges.

On the first count, he was accused of causing hurt to Wan Nur Zulaiqa Wan Azhar at 11.80pm, at 7-Eleven premises in Lintas, here.

On the second count, Back allegedly committed treason by breaking the glass entrance of the 7-Eleven Store at Lintas and causing a loss of RM1,300 at 11.50pm, on Feb 25, this year.

The first charge is framed under Section 323 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to one year or fine of up to RM2,000 or both on conviction, while the second charge is under Section 427 of the same Code, carries a jail term of between one year and five years or with fine or both, if convicted.

Inspector Suzie S. K. prosecuting, in applying for a pre-trial case management, proposed bail at RM10,000 in two sureties on each charge after noting that the accused’s passport is valid until May 15, 2028.

Counsel Lim Ming Zoong @ Lawrence representing Back, requested a lower bail on the grounds that Back was under the guarantee of his wife and is currently unemployed.

The court set July 11 for mention of both cases and released Back on a bail of RM1,000 in two sureties on each case and ordered his passport to be kept by the court until the disposal of his cases.

In another case, a cook was fined RM3,000 or eight months jail for disposing of a stolen smartphone.

Mohd Zulkarnain admitted to selling the smartphone belonging to one Xu Ying at 8pm, on June 2, at a mini market in Kg Nosoob, Penampang.

The prosecution informed the court that the handphone was reported stolen on May 26 at a restaurant in Plaza 333, Penampang.

Police investigations revealed that Zulkarnain sold the smartphone to an unknown man for RM80.

The offence under Section 414 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of between six months and five years and liability of a fine, on conviction.

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