Man gets 17 years’ jail for stabbing anti-drug officer

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  • Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

Facing the law: Raymond (left) being led out of court after his hearing in Sibu.

SIBU: A labourer who stabbed an officer of the Sibu National Anti-Drug Agency during a robbery has been sentenced to a total of 17 years and two months’ jail.

Raymond Bakak Kinsing, 18, from Bandar Baru Permyjaya in Miri, was also ordered to be given five strokes of the rotan by Sessions Court judge Stella Augustine Druce.

The accused, who was unrepresented, pleaded guilty to the three charges yesterday.

For the first charge, Raymond was sentenced to 10 years’ jail and three strokes of the rotan under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt to Juing Garai, 28, with a knife.

In the second charge under Section 392 for committing robbery, the accused was slapped with six years’ jail and two strokes of the rotan.

As for Section 397A of the same Act for theft, Raymond was ordered to serve another 14 months in prison.

The offences were committed between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Sept 1 at the agency’s Cure and Care Centre in Jalan Upper Lanang while the accused was being treated for drug addiction.

According to the charge sheet, Juing was taking a break in the staff room when the accused suddenly took out a knife and stabbed him in the chest.

He then took Juing’s personal belongings and fled on his motorcycle.

The victim was admitted to the hospital on the same day and discharged six days later.

Police tracked down Raymond and arrested him in Samalaju Park, Bintulu, on Sept 2.

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