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Borneo Bulletin, Tuesday 28 February 2017

A LOCAL man, who was about

to be sentenced yesterday after

he pleaded guilty to a charge of

assaulting a female security guard

last week, withdrew his plea in the

Magistrate’s Court.

The defendant, Mohammad

Hassanal bin Haji Abdul Rahman,

pleaded guilty to punching a

female security officer on the face

and head multiple times at the Hua

Ho Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal

Bolkiah Complex at 2.15pm on

February 6 and also disrupting a

public place.

Images of the incident had gone

viral on WhatsApp.

The defendant, in his mitigation

told Chief Magistrate Muhammed

Faisal bin Pehin Dato Haji Kefli

that he changed his plea to

not guilty because he made

the decision when he was in a

disturbed state of mind during the

last trial.

The Chief Magistrate set March

4, 2017 to consider his new plea

or continue with the sentencing,

given the sufficient evidence to

convict him.

Assault accused withdraws guilty plea



THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday

sentenced a 39-year-old Malaysian

woman to two months in prison

after she pleaded guilty to a

charge of criminal intimidation

by threatening to post indecent

images and videos of a man’s wife

on social media.

The prosecution led by Deputy

Public Prosecutor Qamarul Affyian

bin Abdul Rahman stated that


11, 2017 sent messages through

WhatsApp to the complainant,

including indecent images of his

wife that she threatened to post on

Facebook and YouTube if he failed

to pay her B$300. The defendant

also instructed the complainant to

meet with a Filipino employee at a

restaurant she was working in and

told him to have the money ready

in a sealed envelope the next day.




immediately reported the matter

to the police, which led to the

arrest of the defendant. Police


used a Malaysian telephone line

to contact the complainant and

gave the details of her Filipino

colleague in order to conceal the

defendant’s true identity from the


In her statement to the police,

she admitted to all wrongdoings

and while pleading guilty to all the

charges, the remorseful woman

told presiding Senior Magistrate

Haji Nabil Daraina bin Pehin Udana

Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia

Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin that

she was only playing a joke with

the complainant.

In his consideration while

handing down the sentence to

Hasnah, the Magistrate took into

account the evidences and facts

of the case that he said obviously

point to a calculated scheme of

extortion for financial gain from

the complainant.

He said a custodial sentence is

necessary for Hasnah to remind

the public of the seriousness of the


She was charged under Section

506 of the Penal Code for criminal




imprisonment for a term which

may extend to three years, or a

fine, or both.

Malaysian woman jailed

for criminal intimidation

TWO suspects, who are currently

in custody in connection with the

murder of a 44-year-old man on

the evening of January 12 in the

vicinity of the Kuala Lurah Control

Post, had their remands extended

in separate court proceedings in

the Magistrate’s Court.

Chief Magistrate Muhammed

Faisal bin Pehin Dato Haji Kefli

ordered to extend the remand

of Yusree bin Haji Ya’akub@

Yakub, who is alleged to have been

involved in a conspiracy to commit

culpable homicide not amounting

to murder.

He will face the court on

March 7, 2017. He will be remitted

to Jerudong Prison from police

custody pending his trial.


presided by Magistrate Hajah Ervy

SufitrianabintiHajiAbdul Rahman,

another accused, Moryadi bin

Haji Yahya who is facing the

same charge, was also ordered

to remain in custody to allow for

investigations to complete.

He will face trial on March 4,


Kuala Lurah murder

suspects’ remand extended

THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday

revoked a bail issued for a

48-year-old local man who is

facing a charge of assaulting a

man last December after his case

was remitted to the Intermediate

Court in view of the gravity of the


Mustapa bin Emran allegedly

attacked a man, hitting his head

and torso with an angle-bar, along

Jalan Rotan Getah, RPN Teres

Lumut at 4.15pm on December 21,


Senior Magistrate Haji Nabil

Daraina bin Pehin Udana Khatib

Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji

Awang Badaruddin moved the

case to the Intermediate Court due

to the seriousness of the crime the

defendant committed.

The bail granted to him on

February 15, 2017 was evoked

pending the mention of his case in

the Intermediate Court.

The defendant was ordered to

be remanded in custody.

DPP Qamarul Affyian bin Abdul

Rahman represented the Public

Prosecutor in the case.

Assault suspect’s bail revoked

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THE National Religious Programme for the

afternoon session students of Pengiran Anak

Puteri Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School,

Berakas was held yesterday at the school’s

multipurpose hall.

The event began with a talk titled





Wawasan Negara’, followed by the recitation

of Surah Yaasiin in conjunction with the 33


Brunei Darussalam National Day celebration

2017 and concluded with a Doa Peliharakan


The students were encouraged to realise

Brunei Vision 2035, by staying away from social

ills, abiding by the country’s rules and regulations,

being a good role model for siblings and friends,

contributing time, energy and thought in

education, being highly skilled and successful

as well as building a dynamic and resilient


The programme was also carried out at the

Kupang Religious School in Tutong, the Kuala

Belait Religious School and the Bokok Religious

School in Temburong that afternoon.

Religious schools attend

talks on realising Vision 2035

Students reciting Surah Yaasiin during the programme


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IN CONJUNCTION with Brunei Darussalam’s 33


National Day Celebration, a local artiste who goes

by the name ‘Juan Madial’, recently hosted a video

premiere of his new song titled ‘Bangkit Semula’

held at The Coffee Bean Brunei in Gadong.

A number of local athletes, bloggers,

videographers, photographers and the public

were in attendance to witness the premiere.

Prior to the showing of the video clip, Juan

Madial delivered a speech where he explained the

back story of the song ‘Bangkit Semula’. It began

sometime between 2015 and 2016, when he felt

like giving up music because of the increasing

number of people judging his career choice in

music, as well as the fact that he was busy focusing

on his university life.

“Bangkit Semula is a song that is actually made

for everyone. I believe that nowadays, most of

the youths have given up on their dreams and

have started doing something else, but for me,

as a musician, I always ask myself why I want to

make my music, because I know music can unite

everyone and of course raise Brunei’s global

Artiste premieres new song at The Coffee Bean Brunei

Juan Madial delivering his speech at the event

image,” Juan said.

The singer also highlighted that he wishes to

showcase the contributions of local youths for the

country – especially in sports – as much as he can,

and that the song was also made as a contribution

to the nation.


At-Taqwa Travel Tours Sdn Bhd recently sent off 58 Umrah pilgrims under the 3


At-Taqwa Umrah

Group 2017 package. The group was led by two At-Taqwa of„icers, including Awangku Mohd

Naasiruddeen bin Pengiran Haji Yusoff, the General Manager of At-Taqwa Travel Tours Sdn Bhd


Fizah HAB