KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian woman was fined RM1,800 by the magistrate’s court here today after she pleaded guilty to offering sex to a policeman last month.
Magistrate Noorasyikin Sahat ordered Sari Meity Purnama, 45, to serve three months' jail if she failed to pay the fine.
Sari Meity was charged with soliciting RM250 from a policeman for the purpose of prostitution in front of a premises, opposite the Ancasa Express Hotel, Jalan Pudu, here at 7.30pm on July 31.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Wafa Zainal Abidin pressed for just punishment to serve as a lesson to the accused who was not represented.
The accused, who was crying in court, sought leniency on the grounds that she had to work to pay for the medical expenses of her mother who was currently hospitalised in Indonesia.
In the same court, a Thai woman, Suriyong Chaphithak, 20, was fined RM1,800, or three months' jail, after she pleaded guilty to soliciting RM210 from another policeman for the purpose of prostitution.
She committed the offence at the Seri Cempaka Apartment Hotel, Level 1, Tower 2, Menara PGRM, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, at 4.30pm on Aug 4.
The accused, represented by lawyer M. K. Thas, appealed for leniency on the grounds that she has two dependents – her younger siblings – and she had valid travel documents. - Bernama