MALACCA: The Ayer Keroh Magistrate’s Court today sentenced a former convict to 17 months’ jail for extorting money from his mother.
Magistrate Norina Maludin also sentenced Junaidi Mad Nor, 34, to another two months’ jail for failing to produce his identity card when requested by the authorities.
She ordered Junaidi to serve both jail sentences concurrently from the date of his arrest on April 10.
Junaidi, who was released from prison last month after serving time for a drug case, was alleged to have extorted RM100 from his mother, Nokiah Ali, 62.
He was also said to have beaten her with a stick when she refused to give him the money.
The offence and failure to produce his identity card was committed at a house at BT 10 ½ Jalan Solok Paya Rumput Jaya, Sungai Udang here at about 2.30pm on April 9.
The charge for extortion, under Section 384 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years, or with a fine or whipping, or both, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Azri Zakaria prosecuted, while Junaidi was unrepresented.