BUKIT MERTAJAM : The magistrate’s court has sentenced the veterinary department officer who was charged with assaulting his wife inside a lift to a eight-months jail term and RM2,000 fine in default of two months imprisonment.
Magistrate Mohd Fitri Sadardin, in his judgement, ruled that the defence failed to raise reasonable doubt against prosecution.
He told the 39-year-old accused, Muhammad Affandi Ismail (pic), that it was an offence to hit the wife in front of their children in public space.
” It is not right to slap your wife” he stressed when delivering his verdict inside courtroom.
Affandi is alleged to have committed the offence at about 4pm on Aug 21, 2013, at the KPJ Hospital in Bandar Perda here.
The offence under Section 323 of the Penal Code carries a maximum one-year jail term or a maximum RM2,000 fine, or both upon conviction.
The video of the assault has also gone viral.