| Fadley Faisal |
THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday retracted a permanent resident man’s guilty plea on a charge of theft.
Yong Soon Chay, 28, pleaded guilty to stealing 15 steel drain gratings, a steel water pump cover and a steel water heater cover from a house compound on X-13, Jalan Maulana in Kuala Belait sometime between 9am and 10am on January 23. The defendant however claimed to have not intended to commit the offences.
In light of this, Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman retracted the defendant’s guilty plea and adjourned the case to August 3 for trial dates to be fixed.