A video showing a man feeding a baby an alcoholic beverage while seating on the armrest of a sofa has gone viral on Facebook
In the 30-second long video, the man can be seen giving a can of stout to a baby sitting on his lap.
The curious baby then proceeds to put his mouth on the can before moving his lips as if he has taken a sip.
The man does not show any attempt to pull the beverage away from the baby while the child is sipping.
After the video went viral, the police arrested the man, who has been identified as a 19-year-old with 14 previous criminal records
Utusan Malaysia reported that the man is a person under police surveillance in Teluk Bahang.
Barat Daya district police chief Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the suspect was arrested in Teluk Bahang, Penang at 1.30pm yesterday, 22 June.
"The incident was found to have happened in March at a house the suspect was renting in Kampung Telok Awak, Teluk Bahang," he told Berita Harian.
"The video is believed to have been recorded by a friend of the suspect and when the baby boy was only five months old."
Kamarul Rizal said the victim was taken to the hospital for a health inspection and was in good health.
The case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act, relating to the ill treatment, neglect, abandonment, or exposure of children to a risk of physical or emotional injury
The police will also investigate the case under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for improper use of network facilities.
The suspect will be taken to the Balik Pulau Magistrate Court for a remand application today, 23 June.