Malaysian national gets 30 months in jail for theft

The Hanoi People’s Court on January 18 sentenced Koh Yih Siang John, a Malaysian national, 30 months in jail for stealing property in accordance with clause 2, article 138 of the Criminal Code.

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Koh Yih Siang John at the court (Source:
According to the verdict, 30 year-old John came to Hanoi on August 16 as visitor. Two days later, he stole a credit card from Alanna Maila Pearce from Canada, who shared the room with him and others in a hotel in Hang Buom ward, Hoan Kiem district. He then used the card to purchase one Iphone 7 and one Iphone 7 Plus worth VND41 million (US$1,808).

On August 19, he moved to another hotel in Hang Trong ward, Hoan Kiem district and nicked US$900, one cheque, one credit card andVND 2 million (US$88.2) from a Brazilian-Korean man staying there. He was arrested on the day.

At the court, John pleaded guilty to the theft.