October 1st, 2010
BUTTERWORTH: The Sessions Court here today fixed Oct 15 to hear the case of 29 inmates of Kampung Selamat Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Tasek Gelugor, for staging a riot at the centre on June 19 last year.
Judge Mohd Zairan Aman set the date after he was informed by lawyers Y. Anbananthan and K. Paramanathan that they had been appointed to represent the inmates and needed time to study the case.
Deputy public prosecutor Fauziah Daud, who appeared for the prosecution, also requested a new date as the case would be handled by another deputy public prosecutor.
The inmates are charged with participating in an unlawful assembly with intention to commit mischief by setting fire which damaged seven building blocks at the centre at about 6.40pm on June 19, 2009.
They are charged under Section 436 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 149 of the same law, which carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years and fine, upon conviction.