Night market trader jailed five months for punching mother

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A night market trader was sentenced to five months' jail by the Magistrate’s Court here Monday (Nov 30) for punching his 70-year-old mother on Saturday (Nov 28) after she refused to give him money.

Magistrate Mohamed Fared Abdul Latif ordered that Abdul Halim Ahmad Fuad’s jail term begin from the date of his arrest on Saturday.

Abdul Halim, 40, had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 323 of the Penal Code to causing grievous hurt to his mother, Rahyah Abd Rahman, at a house in Jalan Jambu Golok, Taman Seri Delima, Sentul here at 7.30am on Saturday.

The facts of the case state that the accused had scolded and then punched his mother’s head after she refused his request for money, after which the victim contacted the police for help.

Earlier, Abdul Halim, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lenient sentence on the grounds that he was suffering from psychological problems.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Illya Syaheedah Mohd Razif, however, urged the court for a sentence that reflected the seriousness of the offence, especially when taking into account that the victim was an aged family member.

Meanwhile, at the Selayang Magistrate’s Court, an unemployed man, Masshahrudin Mohames Soa’aid, 37, pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to his 65-year-old mother by hitting her on the head and body at a laundry outlet in Selayang Permai, Batu Caves, on Wednesday (nov 25).

Magistrate Nik Mohd Fadli Nik Azlan fixed Jan 25 for sentencing. - Bernama

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