Parents Charged with Abuse of Five Children

26 December 2007
Kota Tinggi

38-year-old Zulkarnain Awang and his 34-year-old wife Norhayati Md Amin have been charged for abusing their five children aged between one and eight years at their Kampung Tanjung Sedili home on 5 December 2007 at 2pm.

The 3 boys and 2 girls were allegedly physically and emotionally abused by their parents. The parents have been charged with the offence under Section 31(1)(A) of the Child Act 2001, which carries a RM20,000 fine or 10-year imprisonment, or both, if convicted.

Bail was set at RM6,000 with two sureties for each accused, but neither of them were able to raise bail. The hearing has been set on 18 February 2008.

The Star Online – Couple charged with abusing five children
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