KOTA KINABALU: The Magistrate Court today sentenced a foreigner to three month imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to possessing a sharp weapon in public area.
Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus meted out the sentence to Laja Zainal Abidin, under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substance and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 (Act 357).
The prosecutor, Inspector Hendry Is Fandiar, told the court that based on the case’s fact, two police personnel in their patrol found the defendant acting suspiciously at Kg. Kalansanan, Inanam, near here at 9.30pm in 27 June.
“The Police then proceed to inspect (the defendant) and found a 9-inch knife hidden on him,” he said.
The court also ordered the 44-year-old man to be referred to the Immigration Department for further action upon completion of his sentence. – SayangSabah