| Fadley Faisal |
A VIETNAMESE man will soon learn of his fate after pleading guilty to a charge of trespassing into Sungai Liang Industrial Park (SPARK) in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Senior Magistrate Azrimah Abdul Rahman deferred her sentencing of the defendant, 29-year-old Nguyen Van Tan, to February 26 while she considers a fitting punishment.
DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli informed the court that the defendant had driven to SPARK to fetch a friend to go to Bandar Seri Begawan on the morning of February 17.
They set off for the capital at 7.30am and returned to the SPARK area at 7.30pm.
The defendant entered the SPARK compound through the main gate and registered his entry with the security guard.
He was allowed to enter and instructed to leave by 9 pm, which he did.
However, Nguyen exited the compound only to park his car outside the area of Gate 2, and entered the compound through a gap in the drainage.
A security guard who was patrolling the perimeter outside the compound on the same night stumbled upon Nguyen’s car.
The security guard was instructed by his supervisor to watch the car and look out for trespassers after alerting him to the car.
The security guard informed a colleague about the incident, who then filed a police report.
After arriving at the scene, police officers assisted by SPARK security guards conducted a search of the compound, leading to the discovery of the defendant inside one of the bathrooms at Lilama Camp.