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Repeat offender jailed over eight years, caned

A 23-year-old local man was sentenced to eight years and six months’ jail with six canings after he pleaded guilty to 12 charges involving housebreaking, mischief and theft, as well as violating the Infectious Diseases Act.

Meanwhile, three other co-accused denied charges pressed against them.

Intermediate Court Judge Harnita Zelda Skinner handed the sentence to Md Azwa’an bin Karim after giving consideration to circumstances of the case, only to find the aggravating factors to stand out.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin