Man who beat dog sent for mental health check

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

KUANTAN: A man who pleaded guilty to kicking and beating a dog has been sent for a medical check-up at Hospital Permai in Johor by the magistrate’s court.

Noting that the man was undergoing medical treatment for a mental ailment, magistrate Nurunaim Abdul­lah decided to have him examined at the hospital.

“The court has to have a full medical report on the accused before it can determine whether to continue with the case,” she said, fixing Nov 14 for mention.

The 47-year-old father of four had earlier pleaded guilty to committing the offence at 9am on Oct 10 in the compound of Syarikat Perkhidmatan Hung Thai Crane, Jalan Semambu-Jabor here.

A video clip of his act went viral last week.

The man was charged under Section 29(1)(a) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015, which sees a fine of up to RM100,000 or three years’ jail or both upon conviction.

In Kuching, a dog owner became the first person to be fined RM500 for bringing a dog out of a rabies-infected area here to Limbang without a permit from the state veterinary authorities.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said the man was fined under Section 37(2) and (3) of the Veterinary Public Health Ordi­nance 1999 for transporting the dog by air to Lawas with a transit in Miri on Oct 8.

“Following information from the Malaysia Airlines agent in Lawas and the public, officers from the Lawas Veterinary Services Depart­ment arrested the man after he was found to have no permit,” said Uggah, who is also the state Disaster Man­agement Committee chairman, in a statement.

Yesterday, three new areas – the Miri Airport and Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd, Kuala Baram in Miri and the Dalat District Health Office in Mukah – were declared rabies-infected areas, he added. — Bernama

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