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Two Malaysian policemen stand trial for robbing Indonesian tourists at hotel

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Jakarta, IO – The incident, experienced by a female tourist from Indonesia, happened in Malacca.  The two policemen, with the rank of lans corporal, were charged with gang robbery and faced a maximum of 20 years in prison, reported Detik, Thursday (13/4).

The identity of the defendants were revealed to be TS Praveen and Muhammad Safri Idris, both 31 years old.

The court heard that they robbed the victim, an Indonesian woman identified as Anisa, by seizing goods worth MYR1,800 (Rp6 million). They also took the victim’s passport.

The crime was committed on April 3, around 10 pm local time, at the Plaza Mahkota Hotel in Malacca. Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit of the Central Malacca Police said the two policemen allegedly asked for MYR5,000 (Rp16.7 million) from the victim in exchange for not taking any action against her. The victim filed a police complaint the next day.

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If convicted, they will not just face jail term but also caning. They also faced other charges of violating section 12.1.1 of the Passport Act 1966 for unlawful passport confiscation which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of MYR10,000. (rr)

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