SIBU: A man who waved a knife in public while riding a motorcycle has been sentenced to five years in prison and one stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court on Thursday (March 30).
The accused, Ling Pick Teck, 42, who was not represented, pleaded guilty before Judge Marutin Pagan.
He was charged under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances Act 1958 which provides for a minimum of five years and a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and whipping if convicted.
Based on the facts of the case, the accused waved a knife at road users at about 10.30am on Jalan Pulau on Dec 27 last year.
A video had gone viral on social media showing Ling holding a knife and waving it at passers-by.
Police later arrested him at 9pm on the same day.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Rex Heng Yi Min prosecuted the case