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Father of Four jailed a Day, fined RM1,000 for Shoplifting

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) - A father of four was jailed a day and fined RM1,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to shoplifting at a hypermarket, two days ago.
Date: 27 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Son of Senior Cop fined RM200,000 for giving False Statement to MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) - A senior police officer's son was fined RM200,000 or six months' jail by the Sessions Court here today, for giving a false statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), in relation to the sale of 50 luxury cars in 2014.
Date: 27 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man sent to the Gallows for Drug Trafficking

IPOH, Jan 26 (Bernama) - A man was sent to the gallows to be hanged to death by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking in drug.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Convict to remain in Jail for Unnatural Sex

MELAKA, Jan 26 (Bernama) - A convict, currently serving time for car theft, was today sentenced to nine years' jail and three strokes of the cane by the Ayer Keroh Sessions Court here today for committing unnatural sex on a cell mate.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined RM3,000 for Criminal Intimidation, Mischief

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (Bernama) - A former security guard with two children was fined a total of RM3,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for criminal intimidation and committing mischief on his older sister last Saturday.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Couple convicted for Maid's Murder wants to adduce Additional Evidence for Acquittal

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 26 (Bernama) - A couple who was convicted for the murder of a Cambodian maid, by allegedly starving her, wants to adduce additional evidence from a forensic pathologist in a bid to secure their acquittal.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former School Van Driver gets Jail, Whipping for outraging Modesty

PETALING JAYA, Jan 26 (Bernama) - A former school van driver was sentenced to 18 months' jail and two strokes of whipping by the Magistrate's Court today for outraging the modesty of a 12-year-old schoolgirl.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

KPK arrests Constitutional Court Judge for Alleged Corruption

JAKARTA, Jan 26 (Bernama) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested Constitutional Court judge Patrialis Akbar for alleged corruption.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: International News; Source: Bernama

Five-Month Jail each for Six Colombians for having Stolen Property

PETALING JAYA, Jan 26 (Bernama) - Six men who were members of the 'Latino Dago Housebreaking Gang' including its leader Martinez Serrano Dagoberto were jailed five months each for possessing a stolen property belonging to a house sale agent.
Date: 26 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Quack Dentist fined RM40,000

KUANTAN, Jan 24 (Bernama) - A man was fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to providing illegal brace placement services.
Date: 24 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

RM3,500 fine for Mechanic who injured Bodyguard

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 (Bernama) - A mechanic was imposed a RM3,500 fine in default four months in jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for voluntarily causing hurt to a bodyguard.
Date: 25 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Teenager fined RM2,500 for Possession of Firecrackers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) - A teenage boy was fined RM2,500 in default three month's jail, by the Magistrate's Court here, today for possession of firecrackers without a permit.
Date: 25 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cashier admits stealing to settle Ex-Wife's Debt

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) - A cashier admitted in the Sessions Court here today to stealing shoes and cash amounting to RM23,058 from the boutique where he worked.
Date: 25 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Thai Masseuse gets 7 Years for Drug Possession

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - A Thai masseuse was sentenced to seven years in prison by the High Court here today after pleading guilty to possession of 110.4g of syabu.
Date: 24 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man fined RM1,500 for assaulting Chef with Steering Lock

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was fined RM1,500 or two months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for deliberately hitting a chef with a steering lock two days ago.
Date: 24 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

20 Months Imprisonment for Woman who dumped Newborn

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - A 28- year-old unmarried woman was sentenced to 20 months in jail by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here for dumping her newborn to conceal the birth.
Date: 24 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court sets aside Default Judgement against 4 Policemen

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) - The High Court here has set aside the judgement in default obtained by the widow of N.Dharmendran who died in police custody in 2013, against four policemen.
Date: 23 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court acquits Senior Sabah Police Officer of abusing Position

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 23 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today acquitted a senior Sabah police officer of a charge of abusing his position by awarding a food catering tender worth RM432,000 to his nephew's company in 2014.
Date: 23 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail for 3 Friends who steal from Mosque Donation Box

SHAH ALAM, Jan 23 (Bernama) - Three friends were sentenced to six months in jail and fined RM1,000 or another five months imprisonment by the Magistrate's Court here today for stealing RM162 from two mosques and a surau near here.
Date: 23 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail Sentence on Couple who harrassed MBSA Enforcer increased to Five Months

SHAH ALAM, Jan 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today increased from 14 days to five months the jail sentence on a married couple who was convicted of harassing a female Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) enforcement personnel on duty in November last year.
Date: 20 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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