Trial set for local facing charges of intimidation, negligence and assault

Fadley Faisal

The trial is set to run on December 14-24 for a 44-year-old local man who has denied charges of intimidation, negligence and making verbal threats to a health officer.

Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar fixed the trial yesterday for Azlan bin Damit, who is accused of committing the three offences under Section 506 for criminal intimidation, Section 269 for negligently committing an act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life and Section 352 for assault.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah binti Ahmad Ghazali’s case against the defendant is that he, on the first allegation, had threatened to hurt a care worker at a welfare home on February 10.

The second allegation against the defendant is that he negligently committed an act knowing that he could have spread the infection of a dangerous disease to people around him on April 4.

The third charge purports the defendant of having assaulted a Ministry of Health (MoH) personnel by verbally threatening him while armed with a pocket knife on May 3.