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Child Abuse: Armed Forces Chief To Decide On Soldier’s Fate

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JITRA – The Defence Ministry has left it to the Armed Forces chief to take action against the soldier who was detained for abusing his step son in Kuantan, Pahang yesterday, should he be convicted, said its deputy minister Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharum. He said the ministry was still waiting for a full report…

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Religious Office To Handle Burial Of Abused Girl

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SEGAMAT – The Segamat District Islamic Affairs Office will handle the burial of a two-year-old girl found dead, allegedly from abuse, last Sunday at a rented room here, according to police. Segamat Police chief Supt Raub Selamat said the girl had no relatives except for her mother and an elder brother who were in police custody over her alleged…

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Couple Suspected Of Child Abuse After Son Dies

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KUALA LUMPUR – Police have arrested a couple on suspicion of causing the death of their nine-year-old son in Subang Jaya, near here last Friday. Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Azlin Sadari said the couple, aged 33 and 36 years, were the victim’s biological parents. “Around 3 pm on Friday, the couple brought…

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Abused Schoolboy In Operating Theatre

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JOHOR BARU – The 11-year-old student whose legs were amputated due to alleged physical abuse at a religious school in Kota Tinggi is currently undergoing surgery which will likely see him lose his right arm. His aunt Dzuraidah Ahmad, 38, said that the boy entered the operating theatre of Hospital Sultan Ismail at around 8am…

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Azri AF9 Charged With Child Abuse

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PETALING JAYA – A participant of the 9th season reality singing competition, Mohammad Azri Abdullah, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of abusing his step daughter. Mohammad Azri, 30, who is married to 5th season Mentor champion, Salma Andi-Asis, after the charge was read out to him before Judge…

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Datin Denies Abusing Children

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PETALING JAYA – A Datuk and Datin who have been embroiled in the alleged abuse of children in a welfare home in Ipoh, have finally decided to tell their side of the story. Breaking their silence after nearly a month, the Datuk and Datin denied all allegations of abuse and ill-treatment of the children in…

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No Sign Of Abuse On Abandoned Toddler

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SEREMBAN – The three-year-old toddler, Muhammad Adam, who was found alone at a house in Gemencheh, Tampin yesterday is now in good condition and active. The medical reports issued by the Tampin Hospital also stated that there were no signs of physical abuse on the boy, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri…

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Woman Who Chained Daughter To Pole Released After Questioning

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PETALING JAYA: A 30-year-old woman, who had chained her daughter’s leg to a lamp post at Bandar Sunway near here, was briefly questioned and released on Wednesday night. Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohammad Azlin Sadari said police were alerted about the incident at the Lagoon Perdana apartment here at Bandar Sunway about 6.35pm on…

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Toddler Left By Roadside Recovering In Hospital

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IPOH: A two-year-old boy with brain haemorrhage who was left by the roadside (pic) to die is recupe­rating at the hospital here. A passer-by found the unconscious boy inside a box in Jalan Ampang Baru 6 at about 1.30pm on July 30 before sending him to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital. He has now regained…

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Mum, Boyfriend Held After Toddler Dies Of Injuries

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SUNGAI PETANI: A two-year-old girl died on the way to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital here suspected to have been physically abused by her mother and boyfriend. Kuala Muda police chief Asst Comm Md Zukir Md Isa (pic) said Ainul Solehah Mohd Husamuddin was rushed to the hospital by her 22-year-old mother. “The victim was…

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Religious Teacher Under Probe Over Severe Caning Of Pupils

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SUNGAI PETANI: A ‘ustaz’ (religious teacher) is being held under remand for four days from Friday to assist a police probe into caning injuries suffered by three male pupils at a religious school here. The 27-year-old ustaz was arrested in Parit Buntar, Perak, at 10.10pm yesterday after the incident at the school went viral over…

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Set Up Sex Offender Registry To Address Child Abuse Cases, Says Expert

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By Muhammad Ammar Syafiq Hamzah KUALA LUMPUR: The setting up of a sex offender registry will enable authorities to monitor the movement of sex offenders and address increasing cases of child abuse, says an expert. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Faculty of Syariah and Law Dean, Dr Syahirah Abdul Shukor said with current technology, it…

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Abandoned Japanese Boy: Seven-Year-Old Yamato Tanooka ‘Forgives Father’

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The father of a seven-year-old Japanese boy who was found alive after six nights alone in a dense forest says his son has forgiven him. Takayuki Tanooka, 44, and his wife briefly left Yamato Tanooka by the side of the road on the northern island of Hokkaido on 28 May as punishment. When they came…

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Japan Erupts In Anger Over Boy Abandoned In Forest After Being Naughty

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OKYO (Reuters) – Searchers combed a forest in Japan on Tuesday for a missing seven-year-old boy with no clues about his fate as social media erupted in anger towards his parents who said they abandoned him by a road as punishment for being naughty. Police on horseback were among 130 rescuers scouring a mountainous area…

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Naked Boy Chained: Ministry To Take Full Responsibility If Mother Refuses – Rohani

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PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will take full responsibility of the eight-year-old boy who was found chained naked to the railings of a staircase in Penang, if his mother refuses to care for him. Its minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the Welfare Department would have to take the child under…

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Chained Boy’s Mother Sought

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GEORGE TOWN: The state Welfare Department is looking for the mother or close relatives of the eight-year-old boy who was stripped naked and chained to the stairway of a high-rise in Paya Terubong here, Department director Said Sidup said it would look for the boy’s family members so that he could be placed with them.…

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Boy Stripped And Chained For Being Naughty

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GEORGE TOWN: An eight-year-old boy was stripped naked and chained at the stairway of his flat block in Paya Terubong for about five hours by his father for being naughty. He was left at the stairway for so long that he had to relieve himself there. A resident of the flats spotted the boy at…

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Couple Fined RM40,000 For Abuse That Led To Child’s Death

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KUALA LUMPUR: A mother of six and her husband has been fined a total of RM40,000 by the Ampang Sessions Court here for neglecting and abusing her six-year-old son and causing his death. Sessions Court judge Suraiya Mustafa Kamal handed down the sentence on Nor Zuliana Tahir, 34, and another fine of RM15,000 for her…

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Girl Allegedly Abused By Mum

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BATU PAHAT: A young girl was found wandering by the roadside after her mother allegedly beat and abandoned her along Jalan Parit Osman-Parit Sulong here. Passers-by alerted the police after spotting her with wounds on her hands, at about 6.55am yesterday. Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Din Ahmad said the girl, believed to be about…

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Unicef: What Good Is Child Marriage To Anyone?

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KUALA LUMPUR: Child marriages as a tradition is of no benefit to the individual or community, says Unicef Malaysia. In Malaysia, parents may consent to child marriages to avoid the shame of premarital sex or pregnancies out of wedlock. “Child marriages put girls at risk of early and unwanted pregnancies, posing life-threatening conse­quences,” Unicef said…

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Police Deny Claim Of Malaysian Child Begging In Thailand

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KOTA BARU: Kelantan police denied an allegation that a Malaysian child was found begging by Thai police there. State CID spokesperson said the allegation, which is now viral in the social media, had been disseminated via Facebook on May 21, 2014. “This went viral on May 21, 2014 and it is not true,” he told…

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Baby Of 11-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies

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SEREMBAN: The baby boy delivered by an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Bahau near here last Wednesday has died. The baby, who weighed less than 1kg at birth, died at about 3am at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah due to stomach complications. State welfare, women and family development committee chairman Datuk Norhayati Omar said…

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Couple Charged With Abusing Girl Released On Bail

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PASIR MAS: The father and step-mother of a five-year-old girl have pleaded not guilty in a Sessions Court here to charges of abusing her. The woman, Rahayu Hassan, 23, was earlier charged with abusing the girl by causing her physical and emotional injury at a house in Kampung Bagus, Rantau Panjang, between January and May…

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Mum Gets To Celebrate Raya With Daughter

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PASIR MAS: This year’s Aidilfitri is more meaningful for Sana Abdul Malek, who gets to spend it with her five-year-old daughter. Sana, 23, whose ex-husband and his wife were charged with child abuse yesterday, said she had made early preparations to spend the festive season with Nur Zuliana Zaara Zulkifli, known fondly as Yaya. “Although…

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Alleged Child Abuse Victim Undergoes Surgery To Repair Twisted Intestine

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KOTA BARU: A five-year-old girl, who was believed to have been abused, underwent an intestinal surgery here. Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital director Datuk Dr Ghazali Hasni Md Hassan said the surgery was necessary as the girl’s intestine was twisted. “She was brought into the operating theatre at 10.30am and the surgery was completed in…

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Teen Mother Beats Baby Out To Vent Out Anger: Cops

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IPOH: A domestic tiff between a teenage couple is believed to be the cause for the alleged abuse of their five-month-old daughter. Acting Perak deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim said investigations showed the father, 18, and his 17-year-old wife were going through a divorce and arguing, resulting in the girl…

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Babysitter In Abuse Case Remanded For 4 Days

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IPOH – A babysitter has been remanded for four days from today to facilitate investigations into an abuse case involving a six-year-old boy. The woman aged 26 was earlier detained for 14 days in connection with the death of the boy’s three-year-old sister, Nor Saraniya Abdullah, 3, on March 3 at Taman Klebang Jaya, Chemor…

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Boy,7, Physically Abused And Forced To Beg For Money By Jobless Dad

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Childhood is a time when all of us should experience the joys and delights of growing up before the dreaded puberty hits. But sadly, it’s a privilege not every child could attain. A young boy from Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, whose mother died about a year ago, has been living a nightmare – abused and forced…

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Maid Force Feeds Poop To Toddler

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A foul stench coming from her two-year-old grandson’s mouth led a businesswoman to the horrific discovery that their Indonesian maid may have been feeding the child with faeces. Subang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said on Monday that the 48-year-old businesswoman had just arrived at the double-storey terrace house in USJ at 8pm…

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Special Needs Pupil Throws Off Pre-Schooler From 2nd Floor, Severely Injuring Victim

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SEREMBAN: A pre-school pupil is seriously injured after he was believed to have been thrown off the second floor of Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Tasik Jaya in Paroi here yesterday. It is learnt that in the 1.30pm incident, the six-year-old boy had just finished school. He was making his way to meet his mother at the…

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