Man jailed, fined for causing hurt to brother
TAWAU: A 41-year-old local man was sentenced to one day in jail and fined RM1,500, in default six months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday for causing injury to his 59-year-old brother.
Magistrate Muhammad Faizal meted out the sentence on Halim bin Ahmad to a charge under Section 323 of the Penal Code which provides one year’s imprisonment or a fine up to RM2,000 or both.
The accused was charged with purposely causing injury to Abdul Karim bin Ahmad on April 9, 2016 at about 3.30am at Block 31, Mile 16, Quin Hill Road.
The incident happened while the victim together with five other siblings were having a meeting for estate distribution, when the accused, who is the youngest brother, suddenly became enraged because he disagreed with the division of the estate and hit the victim.
Prosecuting officer ASP Nur Intan Jamrin prosecuted.