A Court in Tangerang, Indonesia has ruled that Rachel Vennya, a famous Indonesian social media celebrity will not be sentenced to jail because she was polite. This was despite the court finding her guilty for breaching the country’s Covid-19 quarantine protocols when she came back to Indonesia from the United States.
As reported by CNN Indonesia, Rachel was instead sentenced to 8 months probation starting yesterday by the judge. However, Rachel would still be jailed for 4 months and a fine of Rp50 million (approximately RM14,600) should she breach the probation rules throughout the 8 months.
In explaining the rationale behind the judgment, the lead judge in the hearing said that the sentence for Rachel was mitigated because she was very polite throughout the whole hearing. Furthermore, she was also honest about her actions, very cooperative with the court and tested negative for Covid-19 when she came back from the United States.
During the sentence, the judge reminded Rachel that she is a public figure in Indonesia and should’ve set a good example for followers as well as the public.
The same sentence was also given to Rachel’s boyfriend Salim Nauderer and manager, Maulida Khairunnisa who breached quarantine rules with Rachel.
Indonesian news portal Kompas reported that the three of them breached Indonesia’s Covid-19 protocol by going out during their mandatory quarantine period after arriving from the United States back in September. During the hearing, Rachel said that she did so because she was not comfortable at the quarantine centre in Wisma Atlet Pademangan, Jakarta.
Rachel also admitted that she paid Rp40 million (approximately RM11,700) to a Ministry of Health staff named Ovelina so that the three of them could secretly leave the quarantine centre and had even transferred the amount even before arriving back in Indonesia. However, Ovelina has since returned all the money back to her.
What do you guys think of the whole situation? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
WATCH: M’sian Coast Guard Heroically Rescues 5 Fishermen Stranded On A Rock In Rough Seas
Five local fishermen who were stranded on Pulau Batu Berantai in Selangor owing to heavy weather, which was 1.4 nautical...
5yo French Boy Dies After Jellyfish Sting In Pangkor Island
The sea is a beautiful place to be when the weather is hot. However, we must never forget that other...
Zahid Hamidi Shows Support To Najib Following Court Decision, Urges UMNO Fans Not To Lose Hope
On August 16, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had his application to produce new evidence in his final...
Johor To Implement 4-And-A-Half Days Of Work Per Week By Year End?
For many decades, humans around the globe have been working on a 5-day work schedule and it wasn’t until the...
Super Idol Winner & M’sian Singer Eison Chai Found Dead At Train Station In Taiwan
Death often creeps in unexpectedly. Just yesterday (August 17), a Malaysian pop singer based in Taiwan met his demise after...
JUST IN: First Human-To-Pet-Dog Transmission Of Monkeypox Has Been Confirmed In France
While the world is still battling Covid-19, the sudden outbreak of monkeypox has caused a lot of stress to people...
15yo Girl & 3 Male Friends Arrested After They Were Found At Kedah Motel With Used Condoms
A teenage girl was arrested along with three male friends after a motel they were at in Padang Temusu, Kedah,...
KLIA & Langkawi International Airport Named Among World’s Best Airports; Netizens Disagree
KL International Airport (KLIA) and the Langkawi International Airport (LGK) have been listed among the world’s best airports for Q2...
M’sian DJ Remixes Voice Notes From Viral Gas Cylinder Incident
Earlier in the week, a post was shared on a FB group regarding a Malaysian Auntie constantly going MIA from...
Malaysian Husbands Try Steaming Their Wives Favourite Clothes
Malaysian Memoirs | The Accident That Changed Everything (The Kumaar Family Story)
Lifestyle20 hours ago
You Might Be Shocked By The Price Of The Watches These 6 M’sian YouTubers Wear
Social Stories20 hours ago
WATCH: M’sians Amused At Najib’s Supporters For Crying & Praying For Him Outside Of Federal Court
Social Stories21 hours ago
Fans Queued As Early As 5AM For Billie Eilish’s Concert, Preacher Wants The Show Cancelled
Social Stories21 hours ago
WATCH: Man Uses Scissors To Cut & Vandalise Every Malaysian Flag He Came Across On KL Road