Datin in maid assault case, bailor fail to show up for court

SHAH ALAM: Datin Rozita Mohamed Ali who was convicted of maid abuse and her bailor did not appear in High Court today.

Rozita, 44, was supposed to appear in Shah Alam for a review of her “good behaviour” sentence which sparked an outrage among the legal fraternity and the public.

Justice Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah gave Selangor Prosecution Officer Mohamed Iskandar Ahmad until March 29 to trace and bring Rozita and her bailor to court.

Iskandar told the court that they had gone to Rozita’s house in Damansara and her family home in Malacca but still could not find her to serve the notice of urgency.

He also said her bailor was a personnel with the Royal Military Air Force and his home was in the Subang base where the notice of urgency was pasted.

Tun Abd Majid said being a government officer, action can be taken against him for not appearing in court today.

The judge postponed today’s review of Rozita’s sentence to March 29.

Rozita was bound over for five years of good behaviour bond of RM20,000 by sessions court last Thursday for causing grievous injuries to her maid two years ago.

She was sentenced by the sessions after she changed her plea to guilty to causing grievous injuries to Suyanti Sutrinso, 19, after the video of the incident went viral on social media.

The legal fraternity, humanitarian organisations and the public were outraged when Rozita was only given a five-year good behaviour bond despite her horrendous crime.

During the incident, Rozita had used 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.