KUALA LUMPUR: Two men claimed trial to separate charges of cruelly injuring a dog each in January and last week.
Personal driver Amir Abd Salim Meor Lope and lorry driver S. Mathialakan pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court judge Manira Mohd Nor.
According to the charge, Amir Abd Salim, 51, was accused of cruelly injuring a dog, causing the canine to suffer pain, behind a car workshop in Jalan Miri, Taman Beringin, Jinjang Utara here between Jan 4 and 5.
Mathialakan, 55, was alleged to have committed the same offence against another dog in front of a house in Taman Maluri here at 7.23am on Nov 10.
Both were charged under Section 29(1)(e) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015. The offence carries a maximum fine of RM100,000 or a jail term of up to three years, or both, upon conviction.
The court set bail at RM3,000 with one surety each and fixed Dec 18 for mention. — Bernama