The Attorney-General’s Chambers has filed an appeal against a decision by the Kota Kinabalu High Court in imposing a life imprisonment on nine Filipinos convicted in the Lahad Datu intrusion case.
Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said the notice of appeal was filed last July 27, a day after the punishment was meted out by Judge Stephen Chung on grounds that the punishment did not commensurate with the offence committed.
“The law provides death sentence for the offence. So, we will appeal for them to be imposed the death sentence, or at least on their leader,” he told reporters when met after opening the annual prosecutor conference here today.
The conference, attended by 465 deputy public prosecutors nationwide, was held at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Convention centre here.
Last July 26, Chung sentences the nine Filipinos to life imprisonment after finding them guilty of waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
They are Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 45, Basad H.Manuel, 41, Ismail Yasin, 76, Virgilio Nemar Patulada @ Mohammad Alam Patulada, 52, Salib Akhmad Emali, 63, Al Wazir Osman, 61, Tani Lahaddahi, 63, Julham Rashid, 69 and Datu Amir Bahar Hushin Kiram, 53.