Hotel lounge entertainment case adjourned

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court gave more time for parties in a case involving a local man facing charges under the Excise Order and Public Entertainment Act.

Lawyer Rajiv Prabhakaran represents Ang Thian Wee, 67, who faces two charges under Section 146(1)(d) of the Excise Order 2006 and one charge under Section 18(1) of the Public Entertainment Act, Chapter 181. No plea has been taken yet.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula said the charges were drafted against Ang following inspections conducted by the Royal Brunei Police Force and the Royal Customs and Excise Department personnel at the lounge on the second floor of a hotel in Anggerek Desa on March 11, 2018.

The personnel discovered 110 bottles of liquor, 354 cans of beer and 67 packets
of cigarettes.

The defendant is also alleged to have provided public entertainment in the form of video game machines without a permit.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman adjourned the case to July 13.