We stole to feed our babies, say mothers

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Feb 2003

JOHOR BARU: Two mothers who stole milk formulas pleaded for leniency at the magistrate's court yesterday, claiming they resorted to stealing because their husbands had no money to feed their babies. 

In the first case, Nati Anak Mudu, 27, from Sarawak, who was found guilty for stealing eight tins of infant milk formula worth RM267.60, pleaded with the court not to impose a heavy sentence as all she wanted to do was feed her baby. 

Nati committed the offence at Tops supermarket at the Johor Baru City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, on Jan 31 around 1.30pm. 

Tiud Anak Tawi, 20, also from Sarawak was found guilty of stealing two cans of infant formula worth RM123.50 at the same place, day and time. 

She too claimed to have resorted to the act because her child needed food.  

They were sentenced to four days jail from the date of arrest and fine RM500 each failing which, a month jail.  

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