Day care owner goes berserk after court slaps RM8,000 fine for abusing adopted daughter

RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL


AMPANG: The Sessions Court here today turned chaotic after a 49-year-old day care owner went into hysterics after she was fined RM8,000 in default six months in jail for abusing her adopted daughter last year.

Nor Asiah Mohamed Ali changed her plea to guilty when the charge was read before Judge Hakim Azrul Darus in court today.

Clad in a black ‘jubah’ Nor Asiah suddenly burst into tears and screamed near the courtroom hallway after she found out that several media were present during her proceeding.

The accused screamed at the top of her lungs, prompting several policemen rushed to the scene to calm her down.

Her husband who present at the court premises could not do anything as Nor Asiah refused to follow him to settle the fine and continue to scream and crying.

“Kau tak tahu apa aku rasa (you do not know how I feel),” she screamed before a policewoman managed to calm her down.

She also confronted the media and demanded them to delete her pictures.

Nor Asiah was charged with abusing the five-year-old girl at Tadika An-Nur, Taman Bukit Indah here between 2015 and April 2016.

The offence falls under Section 3 (1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail, RM20,000 fine or both, upon conviction.

Nor Asiah’s lawyer Samry Masri when pleading for leniency told the court that his client suffered from depression.

“According to Hospital Ulu Kinta record, my client had suffered from depression since 2014,” he said.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Noor Fadzlin Abd Zawawi asked for apt punishment to be handed down to the accused.

According to the fact of the case, the Welfare Department on Apr 11 last year, went to the day care after they received report on child abuse.

The victim, during investigation, said Nor Asiah had bitten her hand, lips and back.