"Petaling stripper" deemed "stable" enough to stand trial for stripping charge
The Magistrate’s Court in Kuala Lumpur today decided that a former model accused of a charge of public indecency is fit to stand trial.
Magistrate Nur’Aminahtul Mardiah Md Nor based her decision on the report issued by Hospital Tanjung Rambutan, where Persana Avril Sollunda, 33, had been referred to for mental observation.
According to the hospital's psychiatric evaluation, which was read out in court, Persana Avril Sollunda, 33, was of "unsound mind" at the time of the April 23 incident during which she allegedly removed her bra and top after failing to pay an RM18 bill at a chicken rice shop.
However, she has been deemed stable and fit to stand trial at this juncture. The trial is slated to take place from Jan 11-13.
Persana Avril allegedly stripped in public at a chicken rice shop in Jalan Petaling in Kuala Lumpur on April 23.
The charge under Section 294(a) of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of three months or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Noor Svetlana Mohd Noor Nordin prosecuted while the accused was represented by counsel Kelvin Tan.
Persana appeared calm in court and sported a black leather jacket over a brown-orange top with black jeans and high-heeled boots.
She was accompanied by her brother, Peter Alvin.
After leaving the courtroom, Persana was heard telling her lawyer Kevin Tan "I want to call my mother".
She had no further comment and referred further questions to Tan, who said they will just proceed with the trial without any applications.
However, she later said "I'm okay... By the way, I'm also a fan of Prince Harry."
Part-time model will spend a month in prison after pleading not guilty to indecency charge
32-year-old Persana Avril Sollunda, of mixed Dusun-Thai (Chinese)- Indian (Sikh) ancestry, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday under Section 294 of the Penal Code for allegedly committing an obscene act in public. She claimed trial. If found guilty she faces three months in jail, a fine or both.freemalaysiatoday.com
Her case will be heard again on May 29, but until then she will be locked up at the Sungai Buloh Prison.
She was previously a participant in 2005’s Dewi Remaja competition and had tried her luck in a TV3 contest, Pengacara Jemputan Nona.
27 April: Petaling Street stripper tests positive for drugs and has no recollection of the incident
“We picked her up for questioning on Saturday but could only speak to her later as she had passed out. Her urine tested positive for methamphetamine,” Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah said.
He said when questioned, the woman claimed she did not remember the incident.
"A urine test was conducted on the suspect who was detained following a report of public indecency under Section 509 of the Penal Code, and her urine tested positive for methamphetamine," said Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah.thestar.com.my
Police arrested the 32-year-old Sabahan - originally thought to be an Iranian tourist - at a hotel along Jalan Sultan on Saturday, where she appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Police are currently looking into her background and are expecting to charge her today (Monday).
Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said the woman was detained at a hotel along Jalan Sultan during a pre-dawn investigation of the incident.
“Guided by the clerk at the counter we went to the first floor and went to a room and knocked on the door which was opened by one female from Sabah,” Zainol said in a statement.
“We asked her to provide her identification documents but she failed to do so. She provided her details orally,” he added. Zainol said during the arrest, the woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was ordered to undergo a urine test.
“It is a pretty straightforward case. We have forwarded the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor and are looking to charge her today,” he said.
Meanwhile, checks on the woman’s identity revealed that she was a Sabahan model who has participated in several beauty pageants and local reality television programmes.
24 April: An argument between an unidentified woman with a stall owner at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur ended up with the woman stripping off her clothes in full view of the crowd of onlookers
The video of the incident, which is currently making its rounds on social media, began with the woman struggling to escape from another woman - believed to be the stall owner - while screaming, "Don't do this to me!" and "What's your problem, I pay everything!"
It was alleged that the woman had lunch at a restaurant in Petaling Street around 3.00pm on Thursday (23 April) and tried to leave without paying. When she was accosted by the stall owner, she denied it, saying that she'd already put the money on the table.
The woman stripped off her clothes to avoid paying for a meal worth around RM18.thestar.com.my
The restaurant owner’s daughter, who only wanted to be identified as Lee, the topless woman had earlier ordered two bottles of beer but had not paid in full. They then confronted the topless woman, asking her to pay her bill in full.
They had also produced a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recording which showed that the topless woman had not paid for her second beer bottle in full. This then led to the topless woman getting angry and insisting that she had already paid for both bottles of beer in full.
The real action started when she managed to free her hands from the stall owner. Having taken off her white jacket and flinging it to the side, the woman proceeded to take off her black top and bra to prove her innocence.
Now topless, the woman went on to provoke the stall owner while yelling, "Shame on you!" On the sidelines, a few people were seen to be presumably calling the authorities while some filmed the incident on their phones.
When the stall owner did not respond to her taunts, the woman appeared to have chalked it up as a victory. The video ended with her picking up her jacket and preparing to leave the scene.
Later on, she was filmed strutting along Petaling Street and waving to the crowd... while still topless.