Kind Stranger Posts RM3000 Bail For Woman Charged With Stealing Milo Packets Worth RM74

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source: FMT

After being charged with stealing two packets of Milo worth RM74, a woman, known as Suhaini Mohd, claimed a trial in the Marang magistrates’ court.

The 43-year-old was accused of committing the crime on May 25 at a local store in Marang, and was granted bail of RM3,000 by magistrate Engku Nurul Ain Engku Muda the same evening.

The mother of four was taken to the Pengkalan Chepa prison, according to her lawyer Naran Singh, because the proceedings persisted until late at night.

“We’re making plans for her to obtain the bail money,” he said at the time.

Nevertheless, the lawyer stated that he wished the charge against Suhaini would be eventually dropped by the attorney general.

source: The Star

Today, Naran Singh told FMT that a good samaritan had posted RM3,000 in the Marang magistrates’ court for Suhaini Mohd to earn the woman’s freedom. He also confirmed that she had left the prison yesterday, in the evening, and will be reunited with her family.

After pleading guilty to theft, the same magistrate, Engku Nurul Ain, initially sentenced her to 14 months in jail on July 5. The case will be heard on September 6.

source: FMT

Previously, Kuala Terengganu High Court judge Hassan Abdul Ghani requested a retrial after overturning her prosecution and 14-month prison sentence. The judge had made the decision on her own initiative after the case gained national attention.

Netizens were in awe of the “hefty punishment” which, according to them, was not justified by her conviction, with many saying that the woman deserved a stern warning at the most.

During the incident, the shop owner chased her in an attempt to catch her after the thievery was captured on the store’s security camera. In her urgency to escape, the suspect abandoned her motorcycle at the Marang bus station.

Suhaini was then apprehended on June 6 at her residence in Dungun’s Kampung Baru Kuala Abang after police tracked her down through using motorcycle’s number plate.

source: Bernama

Her trial had also piqued the interest of former health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad, who pleaded with the Attorney-Chambers General’s to spare her of the punishment.

Dzulkefly was reportedly irked by what he called “a decision devoid of the concept of proportionality and rationality.”

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