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Celebrity Businessman Aliff Syukri Has Been Arrested Over Alleged Child Abuse

However, he has been released on police bail.

Cover image via Instagram @aliffsyukriterlajaklaris

Police have confirmed that Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri, the founder of local cosmetics brand D'Herbs, has been arrested over alleged child abuse

The Star reported that police apprehended him on Thursday, 5 March, after receiving a report that says he slapped his two-year-old adopted daughter so he could film her crying.

D'Herbs founder Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri in a 2018 photo.

Image via Instagram @aliffsyukriterlajaklaris

The Selangor Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief said that the millionaire has been released on police bail

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat.

Image via New Straits Times

Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat told Berita Harian, "An arrest was made against Aliff Syukri yesterday. He was questioned and then released on police bail."

He also added that the investigation is still pending and the police will be calling other witnesses to assist with the case.

Authorities have confirmed that it was Aliff Syukri's housekeeper who filed the police report against him

According to theSundaily, the police report was lodged by his 34-year-old Indonesian maid on Saturday, 29 February.

In the police report that went viral on social media, the maid said that Aliff Syukri had asked her to join him in hitting his two-year-old adopted child.

When she refused, he allegedly continued to beat the child with a shoe and left bruises on the girl's body.

The maid stated that she came forward to protect herself from being accused of hurting the child.

This is the second time Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri is linked to a child abuse case: