Like any other skeptic Malaysian vis-a-vis our judicial system, I would say, if it wasn't for the Indonesian president's special interest in the case, Yim Pek Ha, probably wold have gotten a lesser sentence than 18 years.
To me it appears we want to appease our "big" brother, Indonesia!
No I am not attacking our judicial system, but as a layman I have followed many cases, high profile int his country, where the perpetrators got off scot free due to what many perceived as internal political intervention.
There was this case where an MCA guy was involved in the murder of his nephew, and I have yet to know the outcome. Then there is this case of a very prominent grandson of an MCA founder who shot a lady in broad daylight and I have yet to know what happens to his case, will he be forgotten and set free because his great grandfather was a prominent citizen?
Then there was this judge who shot a man who threatened him with a stick, I was made to understand, he was freed.
For Yim Pek Ha, a sadistic woman as described by the judge, got 18 years and well she deserved it. But my question is had not the president of Indonesia not paid special attention to the case would she have gotten a "special" consideration? A year or three perhaps! I am just observing as a layman!
Anyway I am glad that Nirmala Bonat has been vindicated and that the criminal has been served justice.
On a good side, Yim Pek Ha's would be a good deterrent for future sadistic employers and for them to treat their workers well and good, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asides!