A homesick Kazakh stranded in Hong Kong for five years stole from a supermarket so he could explain his distressing position to a judge, a court heard at the weekend. Eastern Magistrate James Lee Chung-yin asked court prosecutor Gladys Lai to pass Musa Anuar's message to the relevant authority so he could soon go home. Anuar, 33, pleaded guilty on Saturday to a charge of stealing goods worth $148 from a Park'N Shop in Central on Friday. He was fined $1,000. Defence barrister Steve Chui Fok-leung said Anuar had been refused entry to his country because he had failed to prove his identity. Mr Chui said Anuar, a charity volunteer, had lost all his documents, including his passport. Hong Kong Immigration had issued him a temporary 'walk-free permit' to stay, the lawyer said. The magistrate heard the defendant committed the crime in order to ask a court to explain his status.