KUCHING: Three Indonesians were jailed 10 and 11 years each after they admitted to causing the death of a countryman four years ago.
High Court judge Justice Lau Bee Lan sentenced Darwis Amat, 30, to 11 years in jail while his friends Razak Busuni, 25, and Handoko Amin, 35, were sentenced to 10 years each.
They pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ibrahim Slady, 24, at a hotel in Jalan Song Thian Cheok on Oct 1, 2001.
The three Indonesians had claimed trial to the murder of Ibrahim following a heated argument.
Last Monday, they pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years upon conviction.
Judge Lau ordered the sentences to run from the date of their arrest.
The three, from Pontianak in Kalimantan, had met Ibrahim in their hotel room.
The meeting was said to have become heated and Ibrahim was subsequently stabbed by Darwis.
The three were arrested as they were about to flee.
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