| Fadley Faisal |
TWO men were yesterday sentenced to jail and whipping after they pleaded guilty last week in the Bandar Magistrate’s Court to theft and overstaying.
Twenty-six-year-old Markus anak Mingat pleaded guilty to stealing a CCTV camera from the third floor of Parkview Hotel in Jalan Jerudong on January 29.
The defendant is jailed for four months.
Thirty-five-year-old Indonesian Bong Su Fat pleaded guilty to stealing two CCTV cameras from the Parkview Hotel on the same occasion.
Bong also pleaded guilty to overstaying since his immigration pass expired on March 19, 2014, until he was arrested on February 5, 2015.
The defendant is jailed for seven months with three strokes of the cane.
Magistrate Ak Shahyzul Pg Abd Rahman heard from DPP Daniel Kifrawi that both defendants checked in to the hotel in Jerudong and stole the CCTV cameras just before checking out.
Police arrested the defendants after reports were lodged by the hotel and recovered the items found in the defendants’ possession.
During police investigations on the thefts, Bong was referred to the Immigration Department and investigations there revealed that Bong overstayed.