WILDLIFE CRIME Court de­nies ap­peal to en­hance sen­tence of con­victed man

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species car­ries a max­i­mum fine of RM100,000 or a jail term of not more than five years, or both, if con­victed.

In­tan, who was un­rep­re­sented, pleaded for a min­i­mum bail amount as she needed to take care of her sole child who was still in school.

Sham­sudin al­lowed RM30,000 bail with one surety and fixed April 21 for men­tion.

In the same court, Pak­istani Shab­bir Ahmed Khan, 46, claimed trial to two charges of keep­ing two males and a fe­male Dusky Leaf Mon­key with­out li­cence.

He al­legedly com­mit­ted the of­fences in front of the Al-Hi­dayah mosque in Sen­tul here, at 6pm, on March 27.

In plead­ing for lower bail, de­fence coun­sel Muham­mad Afif Che Had said his client had co­op­er­ated fully dur­ing his two­day re­mand and was not a flight risk.

He added that his client, who was the sole-bread­win­ner of his fam­ily, was a trader with no fixed in­come.

“He is from Pak­istan and he pos­sesses all the valid doc­u­ments for his stay in this coun­try.

His 51-year-old wife is a house­wife and they have a 14-year-old child,” said Afif.

The court al­lowed RM30,000 bail with two sureties and or­dered for Shab­bir to sur­ren­der his pass­port to the court un­til the dis­posal of the case.

The court also or­dered for him to re­port to the po­lice sta­tion on the first day of each month. His case will be up for men­tion on April 21.

The court also granted the prose­cu­tion’s ap­pli­ca­tion for In­tan and Shab­bir’s cases to be tried to­gether. KUALA LUMPUR: A man who was re­leased from prison two weeks ago upon com­plet­ing his jail term for forgery will re­main free as the High Court has dis­missed an ap­peal to en­hance his sen­tence.

Judge Datuk Az­man Ab­dul­lah yes­ter­day up­held 35-yearold Wong Zaf Ning’s ninemonth jail sen­tence over his con­vic­tion on Sept 15, last year, for forg­ing doc­u­ments per­tain­ing to a RM4 mil­lion prop­erty pur­chase, dis­miss­ing an ap­peal by deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Aznika Mohd Anas to en­hance the jail sen­tence.

“The mag­is­trate’s court could have im­posed a fine on the ac­cused... now the ac­cused has com­pleted his jail term and the vic­tim did not suf­fer any losses,” the judge said in dis­miss­ing the ap­peal.

Wong’s jail sen­tence be­gan from the date of his sen­tenc­ing on Sept 15, 2016.

He was rep­re­sented by coun­sel Leonard Yeoh.

On April 20, 2015, Wong who was a min­ing com­pany as­sis­tant, was charged with three counts of doc­u­ment forgery for the pur­chase of a prop­erty worth RM4 mil­lion.

On the first count, he was charged with us­ing a forged “Fa­cil­i­ties Agree­ment” be­tween Am­bank and him and his busi­ness part­ner, Yang Libo, from China.

On the sec­ond count, he was charged with us­ing an­other forged doc­u­ment, “Of­fer For Bank­ing Fa­cil­ity: RM1,990,000” from Am­bank dated Oct 7, 2011, and on the third count, us­ing an­other forged doc­u­ment, “Of­fer For Bank­ing Fa­cil­ity’: RM1,000,000” from Am­bank dated July 25, 2012.

The of­fences were com­mit­ted at Me­nara Am­bank, No. 8, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, here on Jan 17, 2012; Oct 21, 2011 and Aug 10, 2012, re­spec­tively.

The charge un­der Sec­tion 471 of the Pe­nal Code car­ried a max­i­mum jail term of two years, or fine, or both, upon con­vic­tion.

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