Permanent resident jailed for house trespass

Fadley Faisal

A male permanent resident who earlier denied a charge of committing house trespass with intentions to annoy the occupant has pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday and was sentenced to three months’ jail.

Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid said, “The defendant has a long list of previous convictions and he has been subjected to many terms of imprisonment.

“However, he had never committed trespass, as such the court considered him as a first offender. The court still considered this as a serious offence which was reflected in the penalty of the offence.

“The court found that it was an aggravating factor that he entered the victim’s room violating the victim’s safety and privacy and he also made away with the victim’s topi haji. The Court also considered his early guilty plea and awarded him the appropriate term reduction.”

DPP Ahmad Firdaus bin Mohammad revealed in court that 45-year-old Kamarul Zaman bin Bahrom entered the victim’s house at Perpindahan Lambak Kanan at 7pm on May 26 and the victim came across the defendant thinking that he came for a Hari Raya visit.

The defendant shook the victim’s hands and asked if he could borrow a phone charger.

The victim went to get his charger while the defendant took the topi haji and left the house through the kitchen door.

The victim learned that the defendant left the house and saw him running away.

The victim heard from his neighbour that a man was hiding in his house.

Together the victim and his neighbours then found the defendant running across the backyard and apprehended the defendant.

The defendant was handed over to the police and a report was lodged.