BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Thursday, December 24, 2009
A BRUNEIAN man was brought before the Magistrates Court yesterday on a charge of outraging the modesty of a nine-year-old boy at a school in the capital in 2007.
The defendant, 29-year-old Mohamad Fikri Hj Duraman, has been charged under Section354 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22, which stipulates a penalty “imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with whipping”.
The charge read in court alleged that Mohamad Fikri committed the offence inside the teacher’s toilet at a religious school in the capital between 3pm and 3.30pm on January 4, 2007.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Prosecution is rep-resented by Ratno Eddy Sophian Hj Zaidi and Mohamad Fikri is represented by Defense Counsel Roy Prabhakaran.
The case is set for further mention on January 15, 2010.
The Brunei Times