KUALA LUMPUR: A chicken rice seller was willing to endure the pain of being whipped rather than serve a longer jail term.
At the Sessions Court yesterday, Loh Poh Meng, 40, in pleading for leniency told judge Zainal Abidin Kamarudin that he did not want to spend long years in jail as he had to take care of his sick grandmother and take her to hospital for dialysis every month.
"If you want to lessen your jail term, do you want to be whipped? Remember that it will leave scars for a lifetime," Zainal Abidin said.
"Yes, yes, sir. I want to reduce the jail term," said Loh.
He robbed a lady's mobile phone worth RM500.
"How would you feel if you were robbed while going home with the money you earned from your business? You'd be mad, wouldn't you?" Zainal Abidin asked.
"Of course, I'll be mad," said Loh.
Well, some people are kind enough to care for their grandmother but at the same time goes robbing from others. (Can't say what he did was for a living, aye?)