Heryati files appeal against conviction

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Heryati Abdul Rahim, the wife of Tun Ghafar Baba, has filed a notice of appeal against her conviction for committing khalwat (close proximity) with three Bosnian students. 

The notice of appeal was filed at the Syariah Court Registry yesterday by counsel Mohd Zaidi Mohd Zain and Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff. 

On Dec 30 Heryati, a student at the International Islamic University (IIU), pleaded guilty to committing khalwat at the Heritage Condominium, Jalan Pahang, Setapak at midnight on Sept 28. 

Heryati, Admir Mehinovic, 23, Izudin Mulalic, 27, and Mirza Trako, 25, were let off with a stern warning by judge Abu Bakar Ahmad.. 

Syariah laws allow a person to appeal a guilty plea in a khalwat case if there is fresh evidence.  

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