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Couple plead not guilty to possessing Sig Sauer P239 pistol, 45 bullets

KUANTAN: A couple pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of possession of a pistol and 45 bullets two weeks ago.

Chun Yeap Guan, 39, a cigarette vendor and his girlfriend Goh Kah Lee, 40, were jointly charged with the possession of a Sig Sauer P239 pistol at 2.30am, last Dec 1 at a premises in Lorong Alor Akar 26, here.

The act is an offence punishable under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalty) Act 1971, which carries a maximum jail term of 14 years and whipping not less than six times, upon conviction.

Both accused also allegedly possessed 45 bullets of AP 15 9MM Luger type without a license or permit at the same time and address, which is an offence punishable under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960.

For this offence, the accused could be liable to a maximum jail term of seven years or fine up to RM10,000 or both, upon conviction. Judge Siti Aminah Ghazali fixed Jan 4 next year for a re-mention of the case.

Deputy public prosecutor Fatinah Abu Bakar appeared for the prosecution while counsel Bob Arumugam represented both accused. — BERNAMA

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