Five years, three whippings, BND6,000 fine for people smuggling

The Intermediate Court yesterday handed a sentence of five years’ jail with three canings to a 33-year-old Indonesian man after a trial on a charge of people smuggling.

Junaidi Muhtar Ali was also ordered to settle a fine of BND6,000, or risk serving an additional two months’ jail. Judge Pengiran Hajah Norismayanti binti Pengiran Haji Ismail found Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula to have proven her case against Junaidi to be beyond the court’s reasonable doubt after producing five witnesses and disbelieving the defendant’s evidence from his “inconsistent” testimony.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin