On Tuesday, 7 July, the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court fined a housewife for physically abusing a 10-month-old child back in March
The accused from Taman Melati in Wangsa Maju was charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, which provides a maximum fine of RM50,000, or imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both, upon conviction.
The woman pleaded guilty to the charge before the Sessions Court judge, Mahyon Talib.
She was fined RM6,000 in default of three months' jail
The incident happened at her house at 2pm on 5 March.
The victim is her neighbour's son, who at the time of the incident was 10 months old.
The accused, identified as 33-year-old Noor Aziana A Samad, was unrepresented.
According to the woman, her agitation led her to act out
Bernama reported that when the judge questioned her why she pinched the child's ear, Noor Aziana said that she felt agitated because the child was always crying and there was no water supply at home then.
The woman has three children of her own.