Malaysian Mother Sentenced To 14 Months In Jail For Stealing MILO Packets In Terengganu
A 43-year-old mother has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for stealing two packets of MILO in a supermarket in Terengganu on 25 May
According to Utusan Malaysia, Magistrate Engku Nurul Ain Engku Muda passed the sentence after accused Suhaini Mohd pleaded guilty to the charge read to her.
Based on the facts of the case, the supermarket owner suspected Suhaini of stealing two packets of MILO worth RM73 after watching closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage.
The owner then followed the accused before she decided to escape, leaving behind her motorcycle at a bus terminal in Merang.
Kosmo! reported that the act was committed at 11.20am on 25 May, a Wednesday.
Police arrested the accused at her house in Kampung Baru Kuala Abang, Dungun almost two weeks later on 6 June after tracking down the plate number of the motorcycle
Police found that Suhaini, a mother of four, has three criminal records for stealing supermarket items in 2019 and 2021.
Buletin TV3 reported that the mother is also a drug addict.
She was charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years and a fine upon conviction. For a second or subsequent offence, the convict will be punished with imprisonment and is also liable to a fine or whipping.
The 43-year-old mother was not represented by a lawyer in the case.