Indonesian receives jail, caning for housebreaking, overstaying

Rokiah Mahmud

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced an unemployed Indonesian man to four years and eight months jail and six strokes of the cane for housebreaking and overstaying in the country.

CCTV footages showed Heru Setiawan, 37, breaking into a vacant house at Kampong Bakut Berumput in Kampong Ayer.

According to police investigations, the suspect admitted that this was the second time he broke into the house to steal cables and an air conditioning system.