Abused boy to remain in home


Day in court: A welfare worker escorting the boy at the Children’s Court in Petaling Jaya.

PETALING JAYA: An eight-year-old boy, who was once allegedly abused by his mother and now his stepfather, will continue to be temporarily sheltered in a children’s home.

The Children’s Court here extended the temporary placement order to have the boy kept in the home.

The boy, who was recently treated in Serdang Hospital after allegedly being cut with a pair of scissors by his stepfather, was diagnosed with autism by the paediatric unit there.

The hospital then referred the boy to a child psychologist in University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

The court extended the placement order to allow the boy to get consultation from the UKM psychologist.

The department was extending the temporary care order it had applied for before the Magistrate’s Court here on Sept 21.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie, who visited the boy at the hospital, said it was in the child’s best interest to be removed from the mother’s care.

The boy, who was allegedly abused by his then single mother in 2009 when he was five, was hospitalised after being rescued again on Sept 2.

His stepfather was accused of cutting the boy’s finger with a pair of scissors for being naughty.

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