Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Satire: Convicted cobbler offers free shoe-repair services for three years in lieu of jail sentence
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Argusalim Supraman, a 45-year old cobbler in Chow Kit, who was sentenced to 5 years' jail for robbing a wet-market trader last month, offered free shoe-repairing services for the poor and needy for three years in lieu of his jail term. The street-smart cobbler said so to the judge after the latter read out his sentence. The learned judge rejected his offer as "it would lead to a dangerous precedent." Argusalim was arrested in an identification parade in the Chow Kit police station after the victim had lodged a report. DPP Autar Au said he would appeal for a heavier sentence as Argusalim had also violated immigration laws by not having any proper documents.