KOTA TINGGI – The Sessions Court here today sentenced eight Indonesian men to jail for between 15 and 18 years each and whipping for robbing a ship, MT Orkim Harmony, in waters off Tanjung Sedili in June last year.
They are Ruslan, 63; Kurniawan, 50; Abner Loit, 29; Jhon Danyel Despol, 39; Anjas, 28; Randy Aditya, 20; Fauji Adha, 28, and Hendry Andaria, 40, all of whom pleaded guilty to the charge.
Judge Salawati Djambar, when handing down the sentence, said she took into consideration all factors, including public interest.
She ordered all the accused to serve the jail sentence from today, with five of them – Abner, Jhon Danyel, Anjas, Randy, Fauji and Hendry – to also be given five strokes of the cane each.
However, the other two convicts – Ruslan and Kurniawan – were exempted from whipping. – BERNAMA