Jobless man jailed for trying to kill himself


KUALA LUMPUR: A 42-year-old unemployed man who attempted suicide was sentenced to a month’s jail by the Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Aina Azahra Arifin handed down the sentence to Jacob Stanley, 42, after he pleaded guilty to committing the act at a low-cost flat unit in Sentul here on May 17.

The charge was framed under Section 309 of the Penal Code, which provides imprisonment for up to a year or fine, or both, upon conviction.

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In the same court, a disabled man was fined RM300, in default one month’s jail, for fraudulent possession of RM13,130 in his Maybank account after failing to explain satisfactorily how the money ended up there.

Mohamad Shahrul Rosli, 25, pleaded guilty to the charge.

The offence was committed at a restaurant in Sri Petaling, Brickfields here between April 20 and May 10, 2016. — Bernama
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