Cop claims trial to robbing Indonesian

KUALA LUMPUR: A police corporal claimed trial in a Sessions Court to robbing an Indonesian while armed with a pistol.

Chan Weng Sin, 55, is accused of robbing Indonesian cyber cafe worker Fendy Choo of his RM2,000 while armed with a pistol.

He was said to have committed the offence at the Double Win Entertainment shop in Taman Seri Petaling in Brickfields at 7.05am on Sept 16 last year.

If convicted, Chan could be jailed up to 14 years, fined and whipped under Section 392/397 of the Penal Code.

He also pleaded not guilty to a second charge of having fired a shot using a pistol without having reasonable grounds that day.

If found guilty, he can be jailed up to a year or fined a maximum RM2,000 or both for the offence under the Arms Act 1960.

DPP Liyana Zawani Mohd Rodzi said the prosecution was not offering any bail and need to get date for mention, in order to obtain ballistic and chemist reports.

Pleading for bail, his lawyer Gerard Lazarus (pic) said his client was working as a commercial detective at the Shah Alam police station headquarters with a salary of RM4,000.

He said his client has two school-going children and an unemployed wife to support.

"He is staying at the police barracks in Shah Alam and there is no reason to deny him bail. He will not run away," he said.

He said he would also write-in to the Public Prosecutor to review the case against his client.

Sessions Court judge Datin M.Kunasundary has allowed his bail at RM8,000 in one surety.

She ordered the accused not to contact or disturb the victim in any manner.

She set March 24 for mention.


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