ALOR SETAR - A mentally unsound man was charged in Sessions Court here on Wednesday for causing injuries to a policeman last week.
Zawawi Jasri, 28, was requested by the deputy public prosecutor Azlena Hashim to be referred to Ulu Kinta Psychiatric Hospital in Perak for evaluation.
Judge Ibrahim Osman permitted the evaluation and fixed Jan 7 next year for next mention.
Zawawi was accused of causing grievous hurt to a policeman with a parang (machete) on Nov 27 at about 4.30pm in Kampung Kerkau, Pendang.
The offence under Section 326 of the Penal Code is punishable with a jail term of up to 20 years and a possible fine or whipping.