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Jailed, fined for hitting brother
Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 37-year-old local man, who hit his younger brother with a gas stove during a drinking session in Penampang last year was jailed 10 months and fined RM2,000 or four months' jail on Tuesday.

Unemployed Damian Duni admitted before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to causing hurt to one Lazarus Duni, 32, with the stove at 11.30pm on Nov 13, 2016 in a house at Kampung Moyog.

When asked by the court why he turned on his brother, Damian replied that it stemmed from a drunken quarrel between them.

Earlier, Inspector Rasydan Jasni, prosecuting, told the court that prior to the incident, the brothers together with the village chief were having drinks at the chief's garage, when Damian suddenly struck Lazarus' head with a gas stove.

Lazarus fell off the chair and suffered injuries on his head due to the blow and was later sent to hospital for treatment.

Damian, who was not represented, requested for leniency saying he was drunk at that time.

He was charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 10 years or fine or whipping or any two of such punishment on conviction.

In another case, a maintenance worker of a company was sentenced to 18 months' jail for trespassing the office.

Maxcimus Motuin, 35, pleaded guilty to sneaking into the office of the Sabah Golf and Country Club at Bukit Padang here at 11.35pm on Jan 3.

The court heard that the club manager had on 3.30pm on Jan 4 realised that the CCTV camera had been switched off and later discovered a worker had done it.

A check through the CCTV footage later found that a worker identified as Maxcimus had trespassed the manager's office and ransacked the premises.

At the time of the incident, the company was organising a dinner at the multipurpose hall and no one realised that Maxcimus had sneaked into the office.

However, nothing was reported missing.

Maxcimus requested for a fine saying his three-month-old child was sick.

In another case, four men were penalised for having syabu.

Cyrill John Paniyah, Amran Asgali, Nordin Edward and Barani Takurang, pleaded guilty to having the drugs weighing between 0.78gm and 0.06gm at separate locations in October last year.

Cyrill was jailed 14 months, Amran was handed 10 months while Nordin and Barani were jailed eight months each.

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