WILDLIFE CRIME Court denies appeal to enhance sentence of convicted man
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.