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Friday, 13 October 2017 | MYT 3:51 PM

Youth jailed five years after pleading guilty to weapons possession

TAIPING: The Sessions Court here sentenced a 21-year-old youth to five years in jail after he pleaded guilty to possessing offensive weapons.  

S. Aaron, from Bagan Serai, told Sessions Court judge Rohaida Ishak that he had planned to carry out armed robbery, but it was unsuccessful.  

He said this when Rohaida asked him what was he doing by the roadside in the wee hours of the morning with the weapons.  

From the dock, he said "nak samun, tetapi tak jadi" (wanted to carry out armed robbery, but it did not happen).  

"I don't want to go to jail, and I hope I can report to the nearest police station. I am a first time offender," he said during mitigation on Friday.  

He was charged under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive, Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958.  

Aaron, who is unemployed, pleaded guilty to carrying a machete and a knife at 3.30am in Parit Buntar town on Sept 28.  

When Rohaida asked why he needed to commit armed robberies to begin with, Aaron told her did not have money.  

"You should be working as you are healthy and not disabled. There are so many factories where you can get a job," she told him.

Earlier, his 18-year-old friend from Simpang had also pleaded guilty in the same court to charges of consorting with Aaron with the knowledge that the latter possessed the weapons at the same place, time and date.  

Rohaida fixed Nov 8 for sentencing pending the social report of the 18-year-old accused.  

According to the facts of case, a police patrol car had stopped the two accused on a motorcycle for behaving suspiciously.  

When the policemen carried out checks, they found the weapons in a sling bag carried by Aaron.