Compiled by ALLISON LAI, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM AND A.RAMAN
A 38-year-old woman has been slapped with 20 charges of outraging the modesty of a 13-year-old girl in Singapore, reported Oriental Daily.
The woman, identified as Zunika Ahmad, was alleged to have abused the teenager for over a year by using a sex toy and her fingers on her private part.
She was charged with committing the offence between March 2012 and December last year.
Zunika, who tied up her long hair in a ponytail and dressed like a man, appeared in a court in the republic recently to answer the charges against her.
> China Press reported on a claim by a father of a five-year-old girl that his daughter was treated harshly in her kindergarten at Kemayan, Pahang. The man alleged that a teacher hit his daughter’s hand with a cane and slapped her whenever she was slow in learning.
The 34-year-old father said he confronted the teacher after his daughter came home with a swollen cheek. He claimed that the teacher did not show any remorse and insisted her actions were necessary.
The man said he was not against corporal punishment, but was concerned that the harsh treatment could traumatise his daughter and affect her psychologically.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a man who was electrocuted while stealing cables at a Tenaga Nasional Berhad substation in Malacca last Monday had died of multiple organ failure at the hospital.
Malacca Hospital director Dr Za’aba Baba said the man died at 9.05pm on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old man suffered 80% burns on the body after he was electrocuted in the 1pm incident.
He managed to run out from the substation to seek help and asked for water from people at a nearby coffee shop.
> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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