Clarification

With reference to the report headlined ‘HC rejects appeal against conviction, fines imposed’ published on Page 7 of the Borneo Bulletin on March 4, 2020, it should have included, “the High Court viewed that the prosecution has failed to prove beyond the court’s reasonable doubt during the trial that there was common intention present as both the company and the managing director claimed it was owned and managed by another person, who was not brought to court during the trial.

“This resulted in the High Court’s decision quashing the second charge and ordered no retrial to it. The total sentence in effect has changed with a total fine of BND3,700 or four months’ jail in default of payment for each of the defendants.” The error is regretted.