Kota Kinabalu: At least two Star Sabah candidates contesting the 13th general election are still facing charges in the courts.
Martin Tommy, who is contesting the Pensiangan parliament seat, is currently facing a cheating charge over a land matter under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of between one and 10 years, and whipping and liability of a fine on conviction.
He had on March 7, this year claimed trial to the charge at the Magistrate's Court here and is awaiting trial.
The other candidate, Phillip Among, who is contesting the Kapayan State seat, is also facing a similar charge and his defence was called recently.
His lawyer, when contacted, said he did not wish to comment on the matter.