Saw this story by national news agency Bernama and I said to myself, "These people are really trying to get away with everything."
Elderly couple convicted of causing
maid's death seek review of jail sentence
excerpts 1 ;
Lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram submitted before the Federal Court five-man bench that the wrong provision was applied by the Federal Court earlier bench to convict and sentence Fong Kong Meng and his wife Teoh Ching Yen for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
excerpt 2 ;
Fong, 63, a former wiring consultant and Teoh, 61, a housewife were initially convicted and sentenced to death by the High Court for the murder of Isti Komariah, 26, at a house in Jalan SS 2/6, Sea Park in Petaling Jaya, Selangor between May 14, 2010, and June 5, 2011.
The Court of Appeal had upheld the High Court decision.
Last year, the Federal Court five-man bench amended their charge to culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 (a) and sentenced them to 20 years jail, to run from the date they were remanded on June 5, 2011.
The Bernama story described them as "elderly couple" and didn't mention how the maid had died.
This was the story back then;
Well, it's rare for the bench of Federal Court to overturn the decision of a previous one. In fact, I always thought that once the Federal Court, which is the highest court of the land has decided on a case, it's final.
But maybe the couple's lawyer knows something as he seems quite confident with what he is doing.
Maybe they will get what they want.
Maybe the Federal Court bench of Malaysia Baru is not the same as that of Malaysia Lama.
Hey, the people who supposed to be taking care of our justice system have been making quite a number of surprising decision since the current government took over Putrajaya.
Quite a lot of people got their case dropped, okay.
Nothing is impossible these days.
Anyway, in case anyone think that I'm being cruel towards the couple who starved the maid to death, please imagine how would you feel if the person that they starved and abused to death was your own loved one.
Seriously, if they had done that to my loved one, I would like to kill them myself....of course if the laws allow me.