Arsonist sentenced to nine years, six whippings over BND10

An arsonist was sentenced to nine years’ jail with six whippings by the High Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Muhammad Amir bin Haji Johara, 32, set fire to a store room of his parents’ house at Jalan Kecil Lampaki, Mukim Sengkurong on December 5, 2020.

Judge Haji Abdullah Soefri bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Daro Seri Paduka Haji Abidin said the offence was very serious.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin