Caning, jail for outraging modesty

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A LOCAL man was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment and two strokes of the cane yesterday at the Intermediate Court for outraging the modesty of a 29-year-old man.

The defendant, 31-year-old Md Hairul Azmi Jumat had been jointly tried and charged along with four others with unlawfully detaining the victim, forcing him to strip and taking pictures and video of the naked victim using his mobile phone on November 2, 2015.

The defendant had also attacked the victim, whom he knew personally having worked together, after hearing that the victim owed money to a woman in exchange for sexual services.

Presiding Judge Hj Nabil Daraina PUKDPSSU Hj Badaruddin sentenced him for one charge of outraging modesty and two charges of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

The Brunei Times