Malaysian jailed nine months, fined RM10,000 for threatening to kill another lawyer – The Star

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| Petaling Jaya, Malaysia | 11 Aug 2017 | Asia Samachar |

A Malaysian criminal lawyer just became a criminal after he was convicted for making a death threat against a fellow lawyer, reports The Star.

A. Suayri, 56, was found guilty of uttering the threat to lawyer Datuk Suraj Singh during a Selangor Bar event at the Lake View Club in Subang Jaya, Selangor at 11.35pm on May 24, 2014.

Magistrate Mohd Azali Ibrahim ruled that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt and sentenced him to nine months’ prison and a RM10,000 fine. Suayri risks being disbarred if he is jailed or fined, according to the English newspaper report.

DPP N. Sivashangari argued that it was unreasonable to stay the sentence on such a reason, as the accused knew that his sentencing was Friday and should have put his affairs in order beforehand.

The court stayed the sentence, but imposed additional conditions that a notice of appeal be filed immediately and the accused’s bail raised from RM1,500 to RM5,000.

See full report here.

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