Senior citizen claims trial to shooting cat with air rifle


MELAKA: A senior citizen has claimed trial at the Sessions Court here for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour's cat.

Aziz Tambi, 62, entered a not guilty plea before Sessions judge Darmafikri Abu Adam here on Wednesday (Nov 30).

Based on the statement of facts, the accused allegedly shot the cat with an air rifle.

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Aziz is said to have committed the offence at 2.30pm on June 18 at a house in Jalan Tanjung Minyak, Bukit Rambai in the Melaka Tengah district.

He is charged under Section 29 (1) (c) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 which provides a fine of between RM20,000 and RM100,000 or imprisonment of up to three years, or both, if found guilty.

He also faces a separate charge under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960 for having an air rifle without a permit on June 19.

The charge was read before magistrate Nabilah Nizam, also on Wednesday.

If convicted of this charge, Aziz faces up to seven years' jail, a maximum fine of RM10,000, or both.

He was represented by counsel Mohd Ishak Kari.

The Sessions Court granted a bail of RM5,000 while the Magistrate's Court set bail at RM2,500.

Both courts also fixed Jan 11 for next mention.

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