The Sebangan Seven that were jailed on From October 22nd to 25th 2010. Out of the seven that were jailed, only Numpang is being charged, not for arson but for intimidation.
High Court clarifies Numpang’s case
Posted on May 26, 2011, ThursdayKUCHING: The High Court has clarified that the case of Numpang Suntai was not fixed for hearing of appeal on Tuesday, but was called to accommodate the request of the respondent’s counsel See Chee How who wanted to strike out the appeal.
However, when the case was called up, the necessary papers were not filed, the High Court said yesterday through a statement.
In respect of the other two so-called adjournments, it clarified that the case was only for monitoring purposes and not for hearing of appeal.
Numpang was discharged and acquitted from a criminal intimidation charge last March as the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case.
However, the prosecution subsequently filed an appeal to the Hight Court against the magistrates’ court order.
Numpang was alleged to have intimidated timber workers in the Sebangan-Sebuyau area last October.
Criminal intimidation comes under Section 503 of the Penal Code and it provides a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment or a fine or both.
The court proceeding will be held again on July 18.