Katana brandishing man arraigned in court

Fadley Faisal

Prosecutors yesterday arraigned a local man in the Magistrate’s Court to face a charge of committing affray in public.

The case is linked to a viral video which appears to show a man brandishing a katana at another person, while attracting a crowd.

Prosecutor Nur Hidayatul Aeny Alisah binti Haji Zullizam pressed the charge against 53-year-old Hamzah bin Pehin Orang Kaya Kesuma Dato Paduka Haji Ali of having committed the offence at 3am on March 21, in Jalan Kampong Setia ‘A’.

The charge carries a penalty of three years’ jail and a fine.

Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim did not record Hamzah’s plea, on seeing that further investigations need to be conducted. Hamzah has hired defence counsel Pengiran Khairul Nizam bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Yassin of Messrs Yusof Halim and Partners, to represent him in the case. The court ordered Hamzah’s further remand, and adjourned the case until tomorrow.