Ex-convict fined RM1,000 for attempting suicide


KUALA LUMPUR: An ex-convict who attempted suicide by jumping from the roof of a monorail station was fined RM1,000 in default one month's jail by a magistrate's court here Tuesday.  

Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som sentenced Mohd Shaari Talip, 45, after he pleaded guilty to committing the offence at the Tun Sambanthan station in Brickfields, here, at 10pm on March 29.  

Earlier, Mohd Shaari appealed to the court for leniency, saying he was unemployed and lived alone.  

"I just came out of prison on March 24. Actually, I was distressed with the community's and my family's perception of me and decided to commit suicide, but now, I truly regret my actions.  

"I hope the court can give me a chance to lead a normal life like everyone else, and let the 10 years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane imposed on me before this be enough of a lesson to me," said Mohd Shaari, who was unrepresented.  

He was charged under Section 309 of the Penal Code, which provides for a maximum jail term of two years, or a fine, or both, upon conviction. - Bernama

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