Teenager claims trial to sodomy charge


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Feb 2003

BY SIMON KHOO

SEREMBAN: A 19-year-old teenager claimed trial at a Sessions Court here yesterday to a charge of sodomising an 11-year-old boy in Simpang Durian in Jelebu last month. 

Accused Shamirzal Shamsuddin of Kampung Jerang, Simpang Durian, Jelebu pleaded not guilty when a court interpreter read out the charge.  

Unrepresented, Shamirzal is said to have committed carnal intercourse against the order of nature without the consent of the boy, hence instilling fear in him. 

He is believed to have committed the offence in some bushes in Kampung Sungai Buluh, Simpang Durian, Jelebu on Jan 14 at 1.05pm. 

Earlier, the accused was seen weeping and told several policemen watching over him that he wanted to go home to see his family members for Hari Raya Haji today. 

The accused was also seen limping as he was injured after a fall when he tried to escape from police custody two days ago. 

Judge S.M. Komathy Suppiah set bail at RM4,000 and fixed May 5 for hearing. 

The accused failed to post bail as none of his family members turned up to see him in court. 

Later, the accused was produced before a magistrate’s court where he was charged with escaping from police custody. 

He pleaded guilty to the offence under Section 224 of the Penal Code before magistrate Diana Md Razali. 

He was said to have committed the offence about 2.20pm on Monday near a petrol kiosk along Jalan Sungai Ujong while being transported to the police lock-up here from the Sungai Buloh prison. 

Diana fixed March 31 for sentencing. 

Chief Insp Cheong Koon Kah prosecuted.  

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