Man gets jail for shoplifting

Azlan Othman

The Syariah High Court convicted a local man for theft (Sariqah) under Section 55 (3) (B) of the Syariah Penal Code Order, 2013 which carries Ta’zir (punishment for offences at the discretion of the judge) penalty.

Abdul Hadzi bin Haji Kula, 32, stole a USB charger at a shop in Rimba Point on January 19, 2020.

Investigation was carried out by Berakas Police Station personnel. The Syariah High Court said they took into account the offender’s previous conviction and urged him not to repeat the offence and to look for a job.

He was imprisoned for 45 days beginning the day he was remanded at the police station and the stolen item was handed to the shop in accordance with Section 61 (1) of the Order.

Prosecution was made by Syar’ie Prosecutor of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.