As reported by national news agency Bernama yesterday, Noor Afizal Azizan escaped jail when the Appeallate Court allowed his appeal to restore the decision of a Sessions Court which bound him over for good behaviour for five years, in a sum of RM25,000 for statutory rape.
The three-member bench led by Court of Appeal president Raus Md Sharif unanimously set aside the five-year jail term imposed on Noor Afizal by the Malacca High Court in allowing the prosecution's appeal for an enhanced sentence.
Raus, in his decision, agreed with counsel Hisyam The Poh Teik that public interest would not be served if Noor Afizal was sent to jail as he had a bright future.
He is not even named in this Gemilang 2010 squad! Maybe his is just tapping on the door!
Bright future as defined by law or perception. We are told repeatedly that nobody is above the LAW. But this is Bolehland. YES!
What of the girl’s future?
This reminded me of what did happen to Guan Eng when he defended a young maiden also from Malacca. Dang!
The court failed to define “good behavior”….any suggestions?