Malaysian policemen charged with robbing Indonesian tourist

By Linh Le   April 13, 2023 | 08:04 pm PT
Two Malaysian policemen were charged on Thursday with robbing a 42-year-old Indonesian female tourist, according to The Straits Times.

They allegedly stole RM1,800 ($410) worth of goods from the woman, identified Anisa, including a bank ATM card and her Indonesian passport, at the Plaza Mahkota Hotel in Melaka Tengah on the night of April 3.

The accused, holding the rank of lance corporal, could face a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping upon conviction.

They also faced another charge for having possession of a passport without authority.

They can face a jail term of up to five years and a maximum fine of up to RM10,000 upon conviction.

The two officers, both 31, pleaded not guilty.

The date of the case’s next court hearing has been set for May 23.

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