Just want to say:
Until these grannies lose all their money, turn desperate and start robbing citizens at tongkat-point, PLEASE LAH!!! AIYO!!! Focus on the real Johor criminals who rob, rape and kill, CAN OR NOT!!!!!
From The Star 12 May 2009:
Gambling grannies get off lightly
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI
JOHOR BARU: Twelve grandmo thers, who pleaded guilty to illegal gambling, had everyone in the magistrate’s court in stitches when they asked for a lighter sentence be cause they were “senior citizens”.
The women – Low Siew Ley, 50, Ng Ah Moi, 59, Chua Ah Siow, 59, Lee Chai Lay, 54, Low Siok Lui, 60, Chu Ah Moy, Kuan Ah Moy, 61, Kee Bak Lim, 61, Siaw Moi, 62, Leong Kwai Lan, 65, Eng Su Giam, 69 and Kan Po Choo, 70 – were charged with committing the offence at a location in Jalan Harimau Tarum, Taman Century.
They had allegedly played Chi nese poker with bets amounting to RM135, using Chinese Seo Sip cards on April 1.
When Magistrate Fuad Abdul Aziz asked if they wanted to ap peal for a lighter sentence, all the ac cused, who were unrepresented, spoke up, saying that they were senior citizens.
“Since the youngest accused is 50, I will consider a lighter sentence,” Fuad said before slapping them with a RM500 fine each or a one-week imprisonment in lieu of the fine.
They all paid the fine.
Under the Open Gambling House Act, they could have been fined up to RM5,000 or jailed up to six months, or both.
In two others cases, two men were charged with snatch thefts.
Ngu Teck Kong, 48, pleaded guil ty to attempting to snatch a mobile phone from Norjiya Abd Hamid, 33, in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah at about 3.20pm on April 25. He was sentenced to four years’ jail and fined RM1,000.
Mohd Hafiezy Hasbullah, 26, claimed trial to attempting to snatch the handbag of Singaporean Tan Shoiu Ling in Taman Sri Tebrau at about 10am on May 5 and was granted RM7,500 bail.
Fuad fixed Sept 11 for mention.