Local in hot water for BND3 theft from donation box

Fadley Faisal

The Intermediate Court yesterday threw a 44-year-old local man into the slammer for 20 months’ imprisonment and three whippings after he pleaded guilty to committing theft in a place of worship, mischief by causing damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Judge Radin Safiee bin Radin Mas Basiuni heard from DPP Syazwani binti Jumat that Mohd Sufian Abdul Muhaimin bin Haji Silim damaged the donation box with an axe and stole BND3 from it.

The defendant armed with an axe walked to Kampong Panchor Murai Mosque at 4pm on September 25, 2019 which was observed by congregants.

The Imam was informed of the defendant’s actions who then relayed the information to the Village Head of Kampong Panchor Murai and lodged a police report leading to the defendant’s arrest the following day.