SEREMBAN – A fish pond worker pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to a charge of abusing his seven-year-old son.
Mohamad Jasmi Abdul Wahab@Tambu, 37, who has two other children, is charged with committing the offence at house number 598, Lorong Jujur Kiri 2, Taman Jujur, Sikamat here, between 10 am and 10.50 am last Feb 4.
The charge, under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, is punishable with a fine not exceeding RM20,000 or imprisonment of not more than 10 years or both, if found guilty.
Magistrate Mohamad Izwan Mohamed Noh allowed Mohamad Jasmi bail of RM5,000 with one surety and set March 11 for mention. – BERNAMA