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Trader jailed, fined for stealing Perfume worth RM79.20

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A trader was sentenced to seven day’s in prison and fined RM100 by the Magistrate’s Court today for stealing three boxes of perfume, worth RM79.20.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution withdraws Appeal for Higher Sentence on Fahmi Reza

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The prosecution has withdrawn its appeal for a higher sentence against graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin for uploading an offensive caricature image of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his facebook account in 2016.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Incest: Stepfather sentenced to 16 Years Jail, Six Strokes of the Cane

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A man could consider himself lucky when the Court of Appeal today allowed his appeal for the jail sentences imposed on him for incest and committing unnatural sex with his step-daughter to be served concurrently.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Appeal by Policeman on Conviction for Corruption, involving RM200

ALOR SETAR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an appeal by a police sergeant against his conviction and sentence for corruption involving RM200 by the Special Sessions Court.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Man gets 30 Months Jail, Whipping for robbing Student

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - An Indonesian man was sentenced to 30 months' jail and three strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a college student of her handbag last year.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Boy pleads Guilty to incest with Older Sister

KAMPAR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Magistrate's Court here today to committing incest with his biological sister, who is two years older than him, since two years ago.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mechanic fined RM6,550 for throwing Cat, Damaging Door and threatening Women

PETALING JAYA, Jan 10 (Bernama) - A mechanic was fined RM6,550 by the Magistrate Court here today for throwing a cat against a door, causing damage to the door grille of a flat management office and throwing threats at two women, two years ago.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Food Stall Worker to serve 13 Years' Jail time after Appeal denied

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal here today upheld the 13-year prison sentence on a former food stall worker who pleaded guilty to three terrorism-related offences last year.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lovebirds Escape Death for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 (Bernama) - A former personal driver who was convicted of trafficking in 20.5 kg of drug in 2015 was given a new lease on life when the Federal Court here today set aside his death sentence.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Contractor jailed for slapping Doctor

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - A contractor was sentenced to a month’s jail by the Ampang magistrate’s Court here today for slapping a woman doctor on the arm at the Emergency and Trauma Department of Ampang Hospital last Sunday.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indian National gets 54 Months' Jail for Death of Compatriot

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) - An Indian national who pleaded guilty to culpable homicide of a fellow countryman was sentenced to 54 months' in jail by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader jailed Eight Months for Possession of smuggled Cigarettes

PETALING JAYA, Jan 8 (Bernama) - An Indonesian trader was sentenced to eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to a charge with possession of 3,480 sticks of smuggled cigarettes, valued at RM323.04, last week.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lingam fails to set aside Contempt of Court Conviction and Jail Term

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 8 (Bernama) - Former lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam failed in his bid to set aside his conviction for contempt of court and six months jail for the offence.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man jailed 18 Years, Six Strokes of the Cane for Incest

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 (Bernama) - A man was jailed for 18 years and ordered to be given six strokes of the cane for committing incest with his 12-year-old daughter. The sentence was passed after Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki, who was leading the three-judge panel, rejected the appeal by the 37-year-old father against the decision ...
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three-Year Jail for Ex-Pahang UMNO Youth Chief for cheating

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 (Bernama) - A businessman, and former Pahang UMNO Youth chief, Datuk Mohd Mustafa Mohd Khalid must undergo a three-year jail today after he was found guilty of cheating a managing director of a company of RM1 million over a Scanning System project.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nepalese man fined RM4,000 for pulling Colleague's Bra Strap

PETALING JAYA, Jan 3 (Bernama) - A Nepalese man's action of pulling his colleague's bra strap after she ignored his calls landed him in hot water as he was slapped with an RM4,000 fine in default five months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Friends get Jail, Caning for robbing e-hailing Drivers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today sentenced two friends to three years’ jail and four strokes of the rotan after both of them pleaded guilty to two charges of robbing two e-hailing drivers at knifepoint last year.
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence on Chinese Woman

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today upheld the death sentence imposed on a Chinese woman for trafficking 2,156.8 grams of methamphetamine found inside three pillows in her luggage bag at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang in 2013.
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Six Months to educate Smokers before enforcing Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry will use the educational approach and holistic explanations in the first six months of the smoking ban at eating premises and will only impose a penalty on errant smokers after that.
Date: 01 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Friends sentenced to Jail, Whipping for armed Robbery

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 (Bernama) - Two men were sentenced to seven years’ jail and two strokes of the cane each by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a Bangladeshi cashier at an inconvenience store.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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