Man who allegedly wielded ‘katana’ to face trial in December

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A 43-YEAR-OLD man will face trial this December after he pleaded not guilty to possession of a samurai-like sword which he used to attack a man on Jalan MacArthur.

Court documents state that on May 12, 2015, the defendant, Shamsul Bahri Abdullah, wielded a sharp metal object shaped like a _katana _near the Abdul Razak Holdings multi-storey car park in the capital, hitting the victim, Rosmeni Hj Matasan, on his left arm.

The court yesterday set the trial for December 14 to 24. The defendant faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted.

As part of bail conditions, Shamsul is ordered to observe a curfew from 7am to 7pm, report to the Bandar Seri Begawan Police Station on a weekly basis and to refrain from contacting prosecution witnesses.

The Brunei Times