Court sets Sept 26 for mention of attempted rape case

FARDY BUNGGA

KOTA KINABALU: The Sessions court here today set Sept 26 for mention of an attempted rape case involving an 18-year-old Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) student.

Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad fixed the date when counsel Shahlan Jufri applied for a new date for the trial.

The varsity's former security personnel Arshad Masdin, 28, was accused of forcing the victim to take off her clothes and tearing her attire at a hostel on July 15 at 12.30pm.

He was charged under Section 376 (2)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years’ jail and whipping upon conviction.

He was also charged under Section 511 of the same code.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Rustam Sanip prosecuted.

More than 20 Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam SeMalaysia (GAMIS) representatives appeared at the Kota Kinabalu Court complex to show their support for the victim. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd