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    Housebreaker’s appeal dismissed

    Fadley Faisal

    The Court of Appeal yesterday rejected an application by a serial housebreaker to reduce his sentence.

    Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong considered the circumstances of the case wholly that Awangku Muhammad Nazri holds 11 previous convictions for theft between 2012 and 2012, and that his last sentence of 14 months’ jail for a series of break-ins with the intention to steal from 16 houses in Bukit Beruang, Tutong.

    Awangku Muhammad Nazri was joined by his acomplices and armed with tools, forced open doors and windows to gain entry and making away with properties like cash, gold jewellery and electronics.

    Apart from other grounds brought up by Awangku Muhammad Nazri, he primarily asked for leniency as his family would suffer hardship without his support.

    The Chief Justice, flanked by Justices Michael Peter Burrell and Conrad Seagroatt, saw the sentence handed to Awangku Muhammad Nazri befitting. While he did not allow the application through, he did order for it to be backdated to his first day of remand, February 26, 2019, instead of the first day of the case being heard in court.

    DPP Nor Hafizah binti Ahmad represented the respondent in the application.

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