Datin in abused maid case and her bailor have gone missing

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

SHAH ALAM - The High Court has fixed next Thursday (March 29) to hear an application for a review on the sentence meted against a Datin who was charged with causing grievous hurt as the Datin and her bailor failed to turn up in court.

Justice Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah fixed the date after Selangor prosecution director Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad informed the court that Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali and her bailor, a Royal Malaysian Air Force official, could not be contacted.

DPP Muhammad Iskandar said that they went to Rozita's house in Damansara, her family's home in Melaka, and also the bailor's home to serve the notice for them to appear in court, but no one was around.

He said attempts to serve the notice on Rozita and the bailor were made right till late last night (Tuesday).

Other than local media, Indonesian reporters and officials from the Indonesian Embassy were also seen in court.

On March 15, Rozita was bound over for five years on a good behaviour bond of RM20,000 (S$6,714) for causing grievous hurt to her maid Suyanti Sutrinso, 21.

Judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar meted out the sentence against Rozita after she pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to Suyanti.

Judge Mokhzani made the order after Rozita admitted to an amended charge under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

Rozita, 44, was charged with using among others, a kitchen knife, a mop and an umbrella that were used to attack Suyanti at a house in Mutiara Damansara here between 7am and 12pm on June 21, 2016.