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Husband & Wife Who Were Caught Abusing Their Foster Child Plead Guilty In Court

The couple faces a jail sentence of up to 20 years, a fine of RM50,000, or both, under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001.

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A local woman and her Singaporean husband, who were caught abusing a four-year-old Indonesian child last week, pleaded guilty in court today, 27 July

Charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, the couple faces a jail sentence of up to 20 years in jail, a fine of RM50,000, or both, if convicted.

They pleaded guilty before judge Effandi Nazila Abdullah after the charge was read to them at Bandar Baru Bangi sessions court, according to Free Malaysia Today.

The couple was arrested on Friday, 22 July, after a young man lodged a report of them abusing their foster child in Beranang, Selangor

According to the police, the child was forced to swallow rice that she refused to eat causing her to vomit.

The investigation also found that the couple used broomsticks, hangers, and lighters to abuse the child.

Videos of the abuse have been circulating online, resulting in the hashtag #JusticeForAlia trending on Twitter.

Image via Kosmo!

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

If you or anyone you know may be at risk of domestic violence, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
24-hour
Contact: +603-30008858
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
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2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Weekdays (9.30am - 4.30pm)
Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
Email: [email protected]
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3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Weekdays (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698
Email: [email protected] 
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4. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour
Contact: 15999
WhatsApp: +6019-2615999
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5. TELENISA LEGAL AID CLINIC
Weekdays (8am - 10pm)
Contact: +6012-8123424
WhatsApp: +6012-8123424
Email: [email protected] 
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6. BUDDY BEAR CHILDLINE
Daily (12pm - 12am)
Contact: 1800-18-2327

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