On Tuesday, 25 June, Ampang Sessions Court sentenced an unemployed man to five years' jail and a stroke of the cane after the accused changed his plea to guilty for robbing a Grab driver
Judge Suzanna Hussin meted out the sentence on 25-year-old Mohammed Azlan Shah Zamri and ordered the sentence to run from the date of arrest on 1 November last year.
According to NST Online, Mohammed Azlan pleaded guilty to committing gang robbery with two others and threatening the Grab driver, Mok Jun Yue, with a knife before fleeing off with the victim’s three ATM cards, a mobile phone and RM210 cash.
Mohammed Azlan had committed the offence at Jalan Jujur 1/6, Taman Bakti in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, at 4 am on 20 September
Mohammed Azlan seen with others who were charged with the gang robbery of a Grab driver at the Ampang Magistrate's Court on 15 November 2018.
While the charge framed under Section 395 of the Penal Code read together with Section 397 of the same code provides for a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping, the accused's lawyers appealed for a lighter sentence as he has to help his family
Bernama reported that in taking account of the increasing number of crime cases, Deputy public prosecutor Goh Ai Rene urged for a punitive sentence to serve as a lesson.
However, the lawyers Muhammad Razman Sahat and Muhammad Amin Abdullah who were representing the unemployed man appealed for a lighter sentence arguing that he has to help his family after his father was diagnosed with cancer and heart disease.