Yesterday (7 Feb), the Kuala Terengganu Justice of the Peace Courtroom sentenced Mohd Shahril Md Ross to 26 months in jail. The person was charged for assaulting and threatening his spouse, reported Astro Awani.
The spouse was reportedly overwhelmed up as a result of she had requested the husband to ship their youngster to high school.
Shahril, a 38-year-old businessman, pleaded responsible to the 2 expenses in opposition to him earlier than Justice of the Peace Abdul Hayyi Salim.
Based on the costs, Shahril had slapped and punched his 38-year-old spouse within the head and face in addition to delivering kicks to her physique, inflicting accidents. He additionally threatened to kill the sufferer with a knife.
The crime was dedicated within the couple’s dwelling in Gong Badak, Kuala Nerus final yr on Feb eight.
Home violence is a social in poor health of public concern and Malaysia does recognise it as a problem, as seen within the establishment of the Home Violence Act 1994 in 2012. Nevertheless, regardless of legal guidelines in opposition to it, home abuse has been on the rise with a complete of 15,617 reported instances between 2014 and 2017.
The truth is, home abuse consultations greater than doubled in 2017, reported Girls’s Support Organisation (WAO), an organisation that’s been battling violence in opposition to girls in Malaysia since its founding in 1982.
Mohd Shahril has been charged below Part 323 of the Penal Code for intentionally inflicting accidents and Part 506 of the identical sentence for felony intimidation.
Any of our readers who’re victims of home violence can get assist by contacting WAO – chances are you’ll SMS or WhatsApp TINA at 018 988 8058 or name the WAO Hotline at 03-7956 3488 for help.
For the remainder of us, the combat continues to make Malaysia a simply and righteous nation for everybody residing right here. What different legal guidelines do you are feeling are crucial for our nation? What are different social ills do you suppose we should battle? Tell us your ideas within the feedback!
Additionally learn: Report: Over 50,000 Intercourse Crimes & Home Violence Circumstances Recorded in M’sia Since 2013