Man jailed, fined RM2,000 for theft of shirts worth RM142

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was sentenced to seven days' jail and fined RM2,000, in default three months' jail, by the magistrate's court here today for stealing seven shirts worth RM142 from a supermarket here.

Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som handed down the sentence on Japfri Dullah, 47, who pleaded guilty to the charge.

Japri, who was on a wheelchair, was ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest, which was last Feb 4.

He was charged with stealing the shirts from Yubiso Berjaya Times Square, Dang Wangi here, at 3.18 pm last Feb 4.

The charge, under Section 380 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years and fine, and for a second and subsequent offence, shall be punished with imprisonment and also liable to fine, or whipping, if found guilty.

In mitigation, Japri, who was unrepresented, said he was remorse and asked to be given a chance to turn over a new leaf.

He also told the court that he was in a wheelchair now after breaking his leg in the incident.

Deputy public prosecutor Nur Farah Adilah Noordin prosecuted.

In the same court, a car repossessor, Muhamad Safiq Musa, 27, was fined RM1,000, in default two months' jail, for slapping a man on the face last Monday.

He pleaded guilty to slapping Lee Han Sin ,22, on the face by the road side in front of Metro Hotel, Jalan Imbi, Dang Wangi here between 2.15 am and 2.45 am last Feb 5. — Bernama