Appeal dismissed Sisters sentenced to five years and eight months jail each

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SHAH ALAM – The High Court here today dismissed an appeal by two sisters convicted of voluntarily causing hurt and assaulting to outrage the modesty of their Indonesian maid and sentenced them to five years and eight months jail each, from two years previously.

Justice Noor Azian Shaari made the decision after dismissing an appeal by Wong Choy Lin, 40, and Wong Choy Kin, 38, against the conviction and sentence imposed by the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court on Oct 13 last year.

The Magistrate’s Court had sentenced the two women to two years’ jail for assaulting the maid with intention to outrage her modesty and eight months’ jail for voluntarily causing hurt on her, to be served concurrently.

In dismissing the appeal, Noor Azian increased to five years the sentence for sexual assault and maintained the eight months’ jail for voluntarily causing hurt, to be served consecutively.

She also set tomorrow to hear their appeal for a stay of the sentence.

The Choy sisters are represented by lawyer K. Theivaendran, while deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Asyraf Md Kamal appeared for the respondent.

The sisters were charged with voluntarily causing hurt on a 25-year-old maid from Surabaya, known as Hanif, between November 2003 and September 2004.

They were also charged with assaulting the woman twice by inserting objects, like biscuits, banana and a bottle into her private part, with intention to outrage her modesty in September and July 2004.

The offences were committed at a house at Jalan BS 5/17A, Taman Bukit Serdang, Seri Kembangan near here.
– Bernama (MD)