Friday, March 16, 2018

Punishment must fit the crime

From MM Online:

Sessions Court judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar yesterday handed Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali, who had pleaded guilty under Section 326 of the Penal Code to voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons, just a mere good behaviour bond for five years with surety of RM20,000.


Ramkarpal has said such a good behaviour bond is illegal and no longer applicable, especially for such a serious crime. He urged a High Court judge to revise such decisions from a lower court even in the absence of an application by any party as he has the powers do so on his own.

Tenaganita, the migrant workers’ rights group, reminded us that Indonesian victim Suyanti Sutrinso, who was only 19 when she suffered horrific abuses by her employer Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali.

victim - an Indon maid 

My Canto is dodgy but I vaguely remember such a "light" punishment as applicable to a 'Datin' would have been called 'chao kai' in Canto. Please correct me if I am wrong.

In Penang Hokkien, it would have been less idiomatic as in 'chao k'ee' (dah dilepaskan or more crudely, biar cabut, wakakaka).

Short of imposing capital punishment please read Gilbert's quote in Mikado:

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time—
To let the punishment fit the crime.

W. S. Gilbert—Mikado.


  1. Got cables mah..

    Your Boss, Numero Uno is even better....lead by example... he get away Scot free.... past...

  2. I thought that the supreme race only exists in countries such as Putin's Russia,where journalists,political opponents and critics are shot in the middle of streets in Moscow.In broad daylight for everyone to see.Or even poisoned while having dinner in the UK?

    1. In Malaysia, a Mongolian visitor is blown to smithereens by military grade plastic explosives. There is no doubt the actual act was carried out by Special Forces policemen, but amazingly, people actually believe that nobody else was involved.

      #Otak Rosak.

      Billions of US dollars from borrowed cash ( which has to be repaid eventually by the taxpayer ) disappears into various conspirators personal bank accounts.
      But nobody is accountable, nobody gets arrested , nobody gets fired.

      People actually believe no crime was committed.

      #Otak Rosak

    2. murderers of Mongolian arrested, trialled and convicted with death sentences. why should someone else be involved with what was probably a rape-murder case caught

    3. the crime is an old man now chosen wakakaka

    4. See how KT die-die must defend his new dedak-giver boss ? So we must come back to looes74 question : do KT love Najib ? WAKAKAKA

    5. "why should someone else be involved "...for the same reason the UK government rightly believes the nerve agent attack in UK had Zero probability it was some strictly private enterprise.