Malaysia datin charged with attempted murder of Indonesian maid

PETALING JAYA - A datin has been charged in the Sessions Court in Petaling Jaya with attempting to murder her Indonesian maid.

Dressed in a black dress, black hijab and sunglasses, Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali, 43, claimed trial after the charges were read out to her in front of Sessions Court Judge Mohamad Kamil Nizam on Friday (Dec 30).

Rozita allegedly tried to kill Ms Suyanti Sutrinso, 19, using a kitchen knife, a clothes hanger, a steel mop and an umbrella, causing multiple injuries to the victim's head, hands, legs and internal organs.

The alleged offence was committed between 7am and 12pm on Dec 21 at a house in Mutiara Damansara.

Rozita was charged under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempt to murder.

Rozita's lawyer Rosal Azimin Ahmad pleaded for bail of RM5,000 (S$1,600) for his client, who he said has asthma and is unemployed.

However, Judge Mohamad Kamil set bail at RM20,000 with one surety and ordered that Rozita's passport be held by the court.

He also fixed the case for mention on Feb 17, 2017.