Datin Rozita’s sentence review to be heard on Wednesday

Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali was bound over for five years on a good behaviour bond of RM20,000 for abusing her maid.

PETALING JAYA: An application to review the sentence against Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali, 44, who escaped jail time for abusing her Indonesian maid, will be heard at the Shah Alam High Court on Wednesday.

Selangor head of prosecution Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad confirmed this to NST Online today.

He said this follows the prosecution filing a notice of urgency.

The case will be heard before High Court judge Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah at 9am.

On March 15, Petaling Jaya Sessions Court judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar had let off Rozita with a good behaviour bond of RM20,000 for five years.

Following this, many people, including NGOs and lawyers, had called for tougher punishment to be meted out to the woman due to the severity of injuries to the maid.

Rozita had admitted abusing Suyanti Sutrinso in 2016 using a kitchen knife, a steel mop, a clothes hanger and an umbrella on Dec 21, 2016 in a house in Mutiara Damansara.

The maid, who was then aged 19, suffered multiple injuries to the head, hands, legs and internal organs.

Rozita was initially charged under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years upon conviction.

However, the charge was later amended to causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means under Section 326 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

An online petition calling for justice for the maid on the change.com website attracted more than 40,000 supporters.

The petition is seeking 50,000 signatures before it is forwarded to Prime Minister Najib Razak and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman Said.