Report Says Prosecutors Won't Ask The Police For Help To Find The 'Missing' Datin Rozita
Datin Rozita Mohamed Ali, who was allowed to escape jail time after she pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to her maid, did not appear in High Court for her sentence review hearing on 21 March
Nor the Datin or the person who had bailed her out could be located by prosecutors yesterday for the scheduled review hearing of her 'good behaviour bond' sentence.
After the Datin's no-show, Shah Alam High Court judge, Datuk Seri Tun Majid Tun Hamzah, has given the prosecution until 29 March to locate both Rozita and her bailor, who is a government officer
According to the Star Online, when the judge asked Selangor Prosecution Director Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad about the identity of the bailor, who is said to be a Royal Military Air Force personnel, the DPP said that the bailor he Rozita's "friend".
"His house is located in the (RMAF) camp and we believe that we can locate the bailor in the near future," the Star Online reported Iskandar as informing the judge.
The DPP added that the prosecution would "try their best to locate the respondent."
However, a Malay Mail Online report said that the prosecution will not seek the police's help to find the 44-year-old Datin
In its report yesterday, 21 March, the Malay Mail Online quoted the Selangor Prosecution Director as saying that his team which reportedly failed to locate the Datin for her non-custodial sentence review appeal, will not ask the police for assistance.
According to the report, DPP Iskandar has said that the High Court will give the Datin another week to attend the proceedings.
"We won’t be able to review her sentencing because we need her presence," the Malay Mail Online reported him as saying.
The report by journalist Yiswaree Palansamy, claims that when DPP Iskandar was asked if the prosecution would seek police assistance to locate Rozita and her bailor, should either of them fail to turn up in court next week.
He responded by saying that it's "Too early for me to expound (on). We can find her."
Meanwhile, Datin Rozita's lawyer is no longer representing her
According to NST Online, DPP Iskandar told reporters that he received a letter from the Datin's lawyer, informing him that he had withdrawn himself.
"We received the letter late yesterday evening which stated that the lawyer is no longer acting on behalf of the Datin," DPP Iskandar was quoted as saying.