Bail application denied for man facing trial on multiple charges

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THE High High Court recently denied an application of bail by a local man who faces trial on six charges of theft, carrying an offensive weapon in public, behaving in a disorderly manner and causing damage to property in a police station.

Awangku Mohd Hasrin bin Pengiran Hassan, who had contested DPP Dr Hussin Ali Idris’ charges on February 10, was denied release on bail by the Magistrate’s Court.

On July 4, Awangku Mohd Hasrin applied for release on bail in the High Court, saying that he needed to locate witnesses for the trial and drive his sibling’s children to school.

The Public Prosecutor, represented by DPP Dr Hussin Ali, responded that Awangku Mohd Hasrin poses a real risk towards the safety of the police officers, as well as members of the public.

Chief Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong agreed with the respondent, with regard to the multiple charges and the serious nature of the offences.

“The factors relied upon by Awangku Mohd Hasrin for the granting of bail are not persuasive at all,” said the Chief Justice.