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Man charged with breaking into apartment
Published on: Friday, January 19, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 37-year-old man was charged in the Magistrate's Court with breaking into an apartment.

Kevin Lee Pek Wai pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie.

He is accused of trespassing into the unit at Beverly Hills Apartment in Jalan Bundusan, Penampang at 3am on Jan 13.

The offence under Section 448 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to three years, or a fine of up to RM5,000, or both, on conviction.

The court set Feb 20 for case management.

Pending the date, Kevin was released on a bail of RM2,000 with two local sureties.

Inspector Suzie Kupit appeared for the prosecution.

Meanwhile, two men were jailed five months each for entering the State illegally.

Johan San, 28, and Uji Sabirin, 35, admitted separately before Deputy High Court Registrar Elsie Primus who sat as a Sessions Court Judge.

The Filipinos who were arrested in the city area, recently after failing to produce their valid documents, were also handed a stroke of the cane each.

They were ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest.

After completing their jail sentence, the foreigners were ordered referred to the Immigration Department.

Prosecuting Officer Juachim Abel Majain from the Immigration Department prosecuted.- Cynthia D Baga

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