KUALA KANGSAR – A dee jay of a radio station pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to two counts of unlawful possession of a pistol and seven bullets last week.
Abdul Aziz Mohamed Desa, 47, who is with Perak Fm, made the plea after the charges were read out to him before judge Rohaida Ishak.
On the first count, he was charged with unlawful possession of a German-made Walther Semi Auto at Kilometre 28, Kampung Bahagia, Sungai Siput Utara near here at about 8.30 am last April 26.
The charge, under the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971, provides an imprisonment for up to 14 years and whipping, if found guilty.
Abdul Aziz was also charged with unlawful possession of seven rounds of ammunition at the same place, date and time and faced an imprisonment for up to seven years or fine of up to RM10,000, or both, if found guilty, under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960.
The court allowed him bail of RM8,000 in one surety for both charges and set June 1 for mention.
The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Hasyutantee Khalil, while Abdul Aziz was unrepresented. -BERNAMA