Two claim trial to voluntarily causing hurt charges
Two men who claimed trial to separate charges of voluntarily causing hurt while committing robbery, will be tried in March next year. Sessions Court judge Ismail Brahim reserved March 24 to 26, next year for the trial of Mohd Affendi b Jamainus @ Ah Chong who is accused of voluntarily causing hurt to Ong Ching Tek by punching on the latter’s right cheek and lip while robbing him of RM1O. The 31-year-old accused had allegedly committed the offence at the counter of Hotel Faris in Sinsuran here about 2.45 am on Nov 10. Meanwhile, Ismail set March 7 next year for Filipino Arjuna b Bongsuang @ Totok’s trial who allegedly hurt the head of Pakistani Ali Akbar Abdul Sharif while robbing the latter of a passport holder worth RM3. Ali received four stitches during the incident which allegedly happened about 9pm on Nov12 at Siraj Shamand Enterprise sundry shop in Kampung Sembulan Lama. Affendi and Arjuna were separately charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code which provides a jail term up to 20 years and also liable to fine or whipping on conviction. Affendi was released on RM5,000 bail but with RM1,000 deposited under two local sureties while Arjuna was ordered to be remanded further under Section 259 of the Criminal Procedure Code pending the trial as he is a foreigner. Chief Inspector Lim Swee Beng prosecuted the cases.