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Man charged with cheating over food supply project
Published on: Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 47-year-old man was charged at the Magistrate's Court here, Tuesday, with cheating a woman over a food supply project.

Idris Hj Ahmad, who was brought before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie, pleaded not guilty to cheating one Siti Jalia @ Siti Zaleha by inducing her to believe that he could offer her a project of supplying food at for an oil and gas company in Kimanis.

His trick allegedly caused Siti Jalia to give him RM1,500 at 9.24am on May 15 this year.

The charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code provides for a jail term of between one and 10 years, and whipping and fine, on conviction.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Suzie @ Stephanie Kupit in applying for another mention date, objected bail on the grounds that Idris is currently serving sentence in the Malacca prison.

The court set Jan 10 for case management and offered no bail for Idris.

Idris was not represented.

In another case, five people were penalised for committing drug-related offences.

Mohd Rizwan Md Daud, 21, and Musdimim Bakar admitted to having syabu weighing 0.04gm and 0.25gm, respectively two months ago in Tanjung Aru and Penampang.

Rizwan was jailed 10 months while Musdimin was handed 20 months' jail.

They were charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or up to five years jail or both on conviction.

Samsurazi Manuel, 24, Paisal Wira and Sapirudin Md Rapid pleaded guilty to taking drugs last month.

They were jailed 12 months each.

The offence under Section 15(1) of the of the Dangerous Drugs Act which provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or up to two years jail on conviction. - Jo Ann Mool

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