Norhaslinda bt Bakar (18) was charged by DPP Loh for stealing things worth RM 43 from a supermarket and was today (25/5/2011) today prosecuted at the K.L. Magistrates Court.
P. Uthayakumar who was attending to another case stood up and addressed Magistret Zuklpli bin Abdullah and as amicus curie (a friend of the Court) for Norhaslinda and submitted on her behalf that she be cautioned and discharged without a criminal record under Section 293 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) taking into consideration her age, she has no family support as even her father would not bail her out (family problems), no bail money, no money for legal fees, no legal aid and should not go to jail for one year for this circumstances.
Uthayakumar urged the Court to show mercy and to be compassionate and release this young girl under Section 293 CPC after a Caution and without a criminal record being endorsed which the Magistret agreed to. At 3.45 our Mr. Ganesan called the Court and spoke to the Court Interpreter Mariam who confirmed that this young Norhaslinda was released by Court without a criminal conviction after a warning. HRP must have made her day.
When explained of this after court proceedings, Norhaslinda burst into tears as she least expected someone to sympathies and speak up for her.
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice