A local man was sentenced to 26 months imprisonment on a charge under Section 323 of the Penal Code Chapter 22 and two offences under Section 506 of the same chapter. During a trial at the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate’s Court, a 32-year-old local man working as a salesman at Pasar Pelbagai Barangan Gadong pleaded guilty on the charge of intentionally causing injury and criminal intimidation. Two Bangladeshi victims made a report to the Central Police Station about the incident which took place around 1.30 to 2.00 in the morning on 17th of June.
During the incident, the two victims were on their duty cleaning at the market when the suspect suddenly approached one of the victims and asked for cigarettes and money. The suspect then slapped and hit the first victim on the face, before hitting the second victim, also in the face and pushed him down. On the same day, the suspect also committed criminal threats against two policemen who were on duty at the Police Post at the market. The suspect sent a threatening audio recording through WhatsApp to one of the policemen as the policeman had reprimanded the suspect while doing patrol duty at the market.
Source: Radio Television Brunei