Drama Ends Predictably!!


By Masterwordsmith

Just a while ago, Hafiz Yatim reported in Malaysiakini that Bung Mokhtar’s jail sentence has been set aside. Are you surprised or did you expect this right from the beginning?

According to the report HERE:

Instead, the Shah Alam Syariah High Court converted the sentence to an additional fine of RM1,000.

Judge Mukhyiddin Ibrahim, said the offence warrants a maximum fine and not imprisonment.

Bung Moktar and his second wife, actress Zizie Izette Abdul Samad, were in tears as the decision was announced.

In an immediate reaction, Bung Moktar said he is thankful for the decision and that he considers it a blessing as this comes on the first day of Ramadan.

“The experience has taught me well. I will continue to serve the constituents,” he said.

“I would also like to thank the media who has been with me covering my case.”

Zizie Izette said she too is thankful that the ordeal has ended.

Their responses are indeed interesting :-).

a) A teary response? Hmmm…. for whose benefit I wonder?
b) The experience has taught him well???? What lessons did he learn and why didn’t he specify?
c) Media coverage????
d) ORDEAL??? Oh for crying out loud!!!
e) He was fined RM 1000 this time and also previously.
RM 1000 + Rm 1000 = Total of RM 2000 in fines. Looks like he is in the same boat as MP Tian Chua.

Let’s look at the chronology of events:

May 2010 : The Gombak Timur Lower Syariah Court in Selangor sentenced Bung Moktar, 51, to a month’s jail and a fine of RM1,000.

The circumstances:

a) He had pleaded guilty to marrying Zizie Izette at No 12, Jalan TC 2B/C Cemerlang Heights, Taman Melati, Gombak, on Dec 16 last year without the court’s consent.

b) He had also pleaded guilty to a charge of abetting with Zizie in the marriage without the consent of the Registrar of Marriage, Divorce and Reconciliation at the same place and time.

c) The marriage was later declared to be valid.

I wonder if the same judgement applied to others who committed similar offenses.

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