Aliff Aziz is back in the news again!
This time, the 29-year-old singer-actor pleaded guilty to two charges of stealing and also showing disorderly behaviour while in public.
Aliff was accused of stealing S$300 (RM909) as well as 1 million rupiahs (RM296) from an Indonesian actress. In addition, he was charged for behaving indecently by shouting and showing improper hand gestures in an incident which happened near the Orchard Tower in his home country Singapore.
For the first charge, Aliff faces a mandatory imprisonment sentence. As for the second charge, he can be fined not more than S$2,000 or jailed not more than six months or both if found guilty. Another charge of the actor stealing a box of Marlboro cigarettes and a lighter are still under consideration.
Aliff’s lawyer, Muralli Pillai appealed for a lighter sentence, namely imprisonment of between one and four weeks for the first charge. According to him, the stolen cash had been returned. The actor also regretted his actions.
As for the second charge, the lawyer claimed that there were no damage or injuries sustained. He further stated that his client has been suffering from psychiatric problems at the time of the incident.
The judge then ordered the “Kalau Cinta” singer to be referred to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to be examined in order to determine if he needs to be placed under Mandatory Treatment Order (MTO). In this case, Aliff will be ordered to undergo treatment instead of imprisonment.
The court has set 14th September as the sentencing date.
Source: Berita Harian SG.