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More than just a fashion statement

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, June 25 2012   /  10:33 am

It has become somewhat of a fashion for some women who were dragged before the Lady of Justice to give the public an idea about how pious they are. They wear religious attire or demand a priest visit them behind bars.

A former Citibank manager, 49-year-old Malinda Dee, who was found guilty earlier this year by the South Jakarta District Court for embezzlement and money laundering, arguably set the “standard”.

Malinda, a Jakarta socialite, suddenly put on a black head scarf as her signature style after she was arrested on March 23 in 2011 for embezzling Rp 44 billion (US$4.88 million) from her clients at Citibank.

Meanwhile, Afriyani Susanti, 29, the drunk driver who killed nine pedestrians near Gambir station in January, also wears a head scarf when she attends trial at the Central Jakarta District Court.

The most recent model was Neneng Sri Wahyuni, the w...