A defence for the maid beater
The housewife who outraged the nation with her alleged brutality againt the 19 years old Nirmala has pleaded non guilty.
Yim Pek Ha, 36, is a mother of four children, the youngest of whom is a nine-month-old baby is currently facing 4 charges, three of which are for causing grievous hurt to the girl with the use of dangerous weapons or means.
Save for the fourth offence – which carries a maximum seven-year jail term and fine – the other three each carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail as well as a hefty fine or whipping. If convicted of all offences, she would be liable for a maximum imprisonment of 67 years.
On another matter, The Star newspaper alleged that 800 emails expressing their outrage over the matter were sent to them. And popular blogger JeffOoi received more than 200 comments on his post regarding this said matter.
The law provides that every person charged is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, the media has painted a dark and bias view against Yim. What has the media done to tell the other side of the story?
All they said was, “The husband of the accused alleged that Nirmala stole RM10,000 from his home last Wednesday.”. No further elaboration was made. Rather passive statement I would say.
It must be reminded that every charge shall be considered separately.
Every possibility that caused the injuries must be considered. What if Nirmala was a lying bitch who wanted to sabotage her employers? What if the injuries were a result of an accident which gave rise to Nirmala as an opportunity to get back to her employers?
Yim was alleged to have poured hot water on the maid, broke her nose with the steel mug and pressed a hot iron on her body on two occassions. What was the cause of the violent act? Was it because Nirmala was caught stealing again? Or Nirmala threatened to harm Yim?
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is submitted that the public shouldn’t rush to conclusion. Let the lady present her case first..