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A samurai sword among exhibit found


KOTA KINABALU: A samurai sword was among the exhibits found in Kunak related to the incursion at Lahad Datu, the High Court here heard

The exhibits storekeeper of the Lahad Datu police headquarters, Sgt Aiyaman Abd Mutalib, said he received the sword with 22 other items from a Special Branch officer.

“The sword was in a black plastic package when I received it while the other exhibits were in transparent plastic packages,” he said.

Aiyaman was testifying at the trial of 30 individuals linked to the intrusion by Sulu gunmen at Kampung Tanduo, Lahad Datu, in February 2013.

The police sergeant said he received 12 plastic packages, each of which contained multiple exhibits.

He also said that the 23 exhibits were not mentioned in a police report when they were seized in Kunak, but he made sure they were recorded in the Exhibits Register Book upon receipt on March 25, 2013.

In the dock are 27 Filipinos and three local residents who are facing one to multiple charges of being members of a terrorist group and waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

They are also alleged to have recruited members for a terrorist group or willfully harboured individuals they knew to be members of a terrorist group.
The offences were allegedly committed between Feb 12 and April 10, 2013.

The hearing, before Justice Stephen Chung at the Sabah Prisons Department, continues tomorrow. – BERNAMA


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