Seven also to be caned for terrorising fishermen
The pirates — Zubir Hashim, 41, Sutarman Marmin, 40, Mohamed Rojali Bahari, 37, Khairuddin Basir, 40, Arlis Adnan, 49, Arnis Ali, 48, and Jani Usman, 52, — were unrepresented.
Zubir was ordered to be given eight strokes, while Jani was spared the cane because he is over 50 years old.
The pirates faced three charges of attempted robbery, possession of dangerous weapons and entering the country illegally. The magistrate found them guilty of all the charges.
OFF TO JAIL: The accused being led out of Kota Tinggi magistrate court.
For attempted robbery off Persiaran Piah in Pengerang at 5.30pm on April 21, they were each sentenced to four years’ jail and ordered to be given three strokes of the rotan.
For possession of dangerous weapons, including a Rambo knife and five parangs, they were sentenced to eight months’ jail and ordered to be given two strokes of the rotan.
For entering Malaysian waters without valid documents, five were sentenced to 18 months’ jail and ordered to be given two strokes of the rotan.
Zubir and Jani were imposed a penalty of 20 months’ jail and three strokes of the rotan. All sentences begin from the date of their arrest on April 21.