Gang-robbery: Jail, whipping for two

PETALING JAYA (Bernama) – Two friends were sentenced to five years jail and given three strokes of the cane each by the Sessions Court yesterday for robbing a woman at a car park of a shopping centre.

Judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar handed down the sentence on Mohd Faizul Nizam Hamzah, 30, and Mohamad Faizal Mohd Sharif, 26, after the two men changed their plea to guilty yesterday.

Mohd Faizul Nizam, who is a mechanic, and trader Mohamad Faizal, had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge.

They were ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest on January 8 this year.