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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Alcohol for baby – 19-year-old arrested


The man is alleged to have given alcohol to the baby in March at a house he was renting in Teluk Bahang.

PETALING JAYA: A 19-year-old man has been arrested to assist in investigations into his act of feeding alcohol to a five-month-old baby.

Barat Daya district police chief Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the suspect, who had 14 cases on his criminal record, was arrested in Teluk Bahang, Penang at 1.30pm.

“The incident was found to have happened in March at a house the suspect was renting in Kampung Telok Awak, Teluk Bahang.

“The video is believed to have been recorded by a friend of the suspect and when the baby boy was only five months old,” he said, according to Berita Harian.

Kamarul Rizal said the victim was now in good health and had been taken to hospital for further examination.

He said the suspect would be brought to the Balik Pulau magistrates’ court tomorrow for a remand application.

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 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act regarding improper use of network facilities.

Earlier, a 30-second video of a man giving alcohol to a baby was circulated on social media. - FMT

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