Man in ‘telekung’ disguise pleads guilty to iPhone theft in mosque

A MAN who disguised himself as a woman by wearing a “telekung” to steal in a mosque was charged in the Shah Alam magistrate’s court today with two counts of theft.

Mohamad Amirul Shafiq Abdullah, 20, pleaded guilty to both charges before magistrate Mohamad Redza Azhar Rezali, who postponed sentencing pending a probation report on him.

The magistrate set January 17 for mention.

Amirul, who was allowed bail of RM3,000 on each count, was charged with stealing an iPhone X belonging to one Maznah Selamat at 6.25am last December 22 at the Al-Azhariah Mosque in Section 18.

He was also charged with stealing a Samsung Z Flip 3 handphone belonging to one Kasmunah Abd Rahman at 8.50pm on December 20 at the Al-Hidayah Mosque, also in Section 18.

Both the charges were framed under section 380 of the penal code, which carries a maximum 10 years’ jail and a fine.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Farah Sofea Norazman prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented. – Bernama, December 29, 2022.

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