Man jailed five years in Kuala Pilah after pleading guilty to weapons charge

KUALA PILAH: A 37-year-old jobless man was jailed five years by the Sessions Court here after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing dangerous weapons.

Mohd Azmil Haidir did not contest the charge after it was read to him before judge Norma Ismail here on Tuesday (Feb 7).

He was charged with committing the offence at around 12.15am on Feb 1 at a stall opposite a petrol station in Bandar Seri Jempol.

Police found a keris and several knives in the man's possession during a check.

He was charged under Section 7(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 for being in possession of the weapons in a public place without a valid authorisation or lawful purpose.

The accused was unrepresented while Muhammad Amirul Noor Hashimi prosecuted.

According to the facts of the case, a police team decided to conduct a check on the man, who was seen behaving suspiciously. He also had his motorcycle parked nearby.

Upon checking, they found the weapons in a sling bag belonging to the accused.

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