31 Dec '16, 1am

Datuk's wife charged with trying to kill maid

PETALING JAYA • A Malaysian woman was charged yesterday with attempting to murder her Indonesian maid. Rozita Mohamad Ali is accused of trying to kill Suyanti Sutrinso using a kitchen knife, a clothes hanger, a steel mop and an umbrella, subjecting the woman to a five-hour ordeal on Dec 21 at her home in the suburb of Mutiara Damansara, reported news site The Star Online. Rozita, 43, who is unemployed and said to suffer from asthma, pleaded not guilty to the charge. If found guilty, she faces either life imprisonment or a 20-year jail term. She was released after paying RM20,000 (S$6,400) bail and surrendering her passport. She was ordered to report to the nearest police station once a month and barred from approaching Ms Suyanti during the course of the trial. The court has set Feb 7 to fix the trial date. The case first came to light when a security guard found Ms Suyant...

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