KOTA KINABALU: A foreigner was sentenced to 40 days imprisonment for trespassing into a construction company’s premis and stealing RM145 .
The sentence was meted out by Magistrate Mohd Faiz Omar, after the accused Jamri Abdul Wahab, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 457 of the Penal Code which carries the punishments of 14 years jail, or a fine, or whipping, or both upon conviction.
According to the facts of case, the accused committed the offence at 3.30am in 26 June at the office of Truck & Tractor Engineering Sdn Bhd in Inanam.
The accused broke into tears after the charge was read and pleaded for his punishment to be reduced, however, the prosecutor officer applied for a just punishment as an example for the public.
Inspector Jakariya Jupakkat prosecuted. – SayangSabah