Burglar’s sentence revised

Fadley Faisal

A burglar’s application for his sentence to be revised by the Court of Appeal resulted in a reduction, citing his incarceration period prior to the conclusion of the case, which was not accounted for.

Ajizul bin Dagang was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and six canings after he pleaded guilty to three charges of housebreaking by night, 11 charges of theft and of motor vehicles, as well as a charge each of assisting in disposing stolen property, house trespass, theft in a building, switching vehicle registration plates and false representation by using someone else’s passport.

Court of Appeal President Justice Michael Peter Burrell, sitting with Justices Conrad Seagroatt and Michael Lunn, revised Ajizul’s sentence with regard to totality principles and considering the time he spent in remand before the conclusion of the case for about nine months.

 Ajizul’s revised sentence is 60 months’ jail with two canings. Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula represented the Public Prosecutor as respondent in the appeal.