Thursday, April 23, 2009
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886.
It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr. Edward Hyde.
The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality.
Split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from the other.
The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.
So could this news report by the Star Online today on Thursday, 23 April 2009, a modern day case or version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde??
The newsreport is about 3 persons, one a religious teacher and another two - investigating officers with a security firm, who were sentenced to jail for armed robbery in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
Religious teacher jailed for armed robbery
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia : A religious teacher was among three jailed for a month each by a Magistrates Court Thursday for robbing a post office and two men in Brickfields early this year.
Mohd Hadi Abd Aziz, a teacher at a private college in the city, and his friends, Noor Iman Mohd Daie and Yusnihar Yusop, who are both investigations officers with a security firm, pleaded guilty and sentenced to jail by Magistrate Aizatul Akmal Maharani.
The trio, all aged 29, are from Taman Keramat, Kuala Lumpur.
Armed with parangs, the trio had allegedly robbed the post office of RM5,287 on January 10 this year when the post office was about to close for the day at around 4.30p.m.
Within minutes after robbing the post office, the trio had zeroed in on two other men within the vicinity of the post office.
They robbed the first victim of a gold chain worth RM2,000 and took RM2,300 cash from the other man.
Mohd Hadi was represented by his lawyer Ghazali Taib with the other two were represented by their lawyer Azman Aziz.
All three were charged under Section 392 and Section 397 of the Penal Code for armed robbery.