SHAH ALAM: The Datin whose lenient sentence for causing grievous hurt to her maid that led to an uproar has gone missing. Her bailor also failed to be present in court to hear the review application by the prosecution on the sentence.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad told High Court judge Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah that both of them were missing when the case was fixed for hearing of the review yesterday.
DPP Muhamad Iskandar, who is also Selangor prosecution director, said attempts to serve the notice on Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali and her bailor, a Royal Malaysian Air Force official, were futile.
“We went to the respondent’s house in Damansara and her family’s home in Melaka but no one was around.
“We also went to the bailor’s home and found that his house was empty. Attempts to serve the notice on them were made right till late last night,” he said.
DPP Muhamad Iskandar added that they would try their best to locate the respondent.
Justice Tun Abd Majid then asked him about the identity of the bailor.
“The bailor is her friend. His house is located in the camp and we believe that we can locate the bailor in the near future,” he told the judge.
Justice Tun Abd Majid then set March 29 to hear the review application.
Other than local media, Indonesian reporters and officials from the Indonesian embassy were also present.
Last week, despite being found guilty of causing grievous hurt to Suyanti Sutrinso, 21, Rozita was only bound over for five years on a good behaviour bond of RM20,000.
Sessions Court judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar meted out the sentence after she pleaded guilty to an amended charge under Section 326 of the Penal Code.
Rozita, 44, was charged with using, among others, a kitchen knife, a mop and an umbrella to attack Suyanti at a house in Mutiara Damansara here between 7am and noon on June 21, 2016.
Muhamad Iskandar also said they received a letter from the respondent’s lawyer stating that he was no longer acting for Rozita.
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