Will we see strong sentences for Lahad Datu intruders?


The High Court in Kota Kinabalu has ordered 19 indivuals involved in the Lahad Datu Intrusion case to enter defense, according to an article on Bernama.  The article states that  “Justice Stephen Chung made the ruling after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against 19 of the accused, comprising 16 Filipinos, including a woman, and three local men.

The court fixed three weeks from February 22 for trial.
Nine of the 16 Filipinos ordered to enter their defence were alleged to have waged war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, an offence which carries the death penalty.”



Bernama also provides names of a few of these individuals and elaborates on the sentences we can expect.

“They, together with six others, face life imprisonment and a fine if found guilty on another charge of being members of a terrorist group.

The other six accused of being members of a terrorist group are Lin Mad Salleh, Holland Kalbi, Habil Suhaili, Timhar Hadir, Aiman Radie and a local man, Abd Hadi Mawan.

The sole Filipina in the case, Norhaida Ibnahi, was ordered to enter her defence for allegedly wilfully harbouring individuals she knew to be members of a terrorist group.

The offence is punishable by 20 years to life imprisonment and fine, or both, if found guilty.”

Do you think that the possible sentences would be adequate for the intrusion Malaysia, which could be tantamount to an act of war?  Feel free to leave us your opinions.


You can find the original article here .