A man has been sentenced to a 12 month jail term, and fined RM3,000 for disposing a stolen luxury watch. The trial took place yesterday (Thursday, 14th July) at the Kota Kinabalu Magistrate Court.
As per reports, the accused is a son of a political figure from Sabah. He’s also the grandson of the former Chief Minister of the state.
According to Borneo Post, the man, Datu Anwar Datu Amir Kahar admitted to stealing, before disposing a Rolex White wristwatch, which belonged to his mom, at a gold shop in Sinsuran on 29th May. He had sold the watch for RM9,000, as revealed through the facts of the case. He pleaded guilty before Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun.
The news outlet also reported that the receipt of the transaction was seized by the arresting team. In addition, the complainant, who is the mother of the 43-year-old accused, identified that the wristwatch is hers. He was then ordered by the court to serve his jail sentence from the date of his arrest.
The offence under Section 414 of the Penal Code provides a maximum jail term of seven years or a fine, or both, if found guilty. In mitigation, Datu Anwar, who works as an e-hailing driver, asked for leniency, saying that he was a first-time offender. He was unpresented by any lawyer.