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Swedish child abuse couple to be released in July and September

Posted: 03 Jun 2014 07:54 AM PDT

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian couple found guilty of beating their children in Sweden are to be freed in July and September respectively, said Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

The announcement was made by Annuar via his official Facebook account as he travelled to Sweden.

In a visit to the Anstalten Hinseberg prison about 3 hours drive from the capital Stockholm, Musa met up with Shalwati Norshal, wife of Tourism Malaysia director in Stockholm Azizul Raheem Awalluddin.

According to Annuar, Shalwati was moved to Anstalten Hinseberg from the Stockholm prison.

"The prison officers were very polite but strict. Documentation and body inspection were quite strict. Only three people were allowed in. Alhamdulillah, at around 1.25pm we managed to meet Pn Shalwati and spent some time talking until 3pm," he said.

Annuar added that Shalwati was doing well and happy to hear news of her family and children in Kelantan.

Annuar also mentioned that the children are living under the parliamentary area of Ketereh.

"Insyallah, her husband will be released this July and Shalwati at the end of September," he added.

Annuar prayed for the couple to remain strong during in facing their sentence as the laws in Sweden are foreign and different from that of Malaysia.

On Feb 10, Shalwati and Azizul were charged with multiple counts of gross violation of a child's integrity, by hitting and abusing their children.

The alleged offences took place in the family's home in SpĂ„nga, a Stockholm suburb, between Sept 15, 2010 and Dec 17, 2013. Both  were arrested on Dec 18, 2013.

Shalwati, 46, was handed a 14-month prison sentence while Azizul, 38, was handed a sentence of 10 months prison.

It is understood that the early release is in accordance with a reduced sentence for good behaviour dating back to the original date of arrest.

The court also ordered Shalwati and Azizul to pay their children 67,200 SEK (RM33,900) and 36,400 SEK (RM18,362) respectively.

Ninety-one rape cases in Kelantan in first five months of 2014

Posted: 03 Jun 2014 07:14 AM PDT

KOTA BARU: Ninety-one rape cases were reported in the state in the first five months of 2014 of which, 88 have been solved, said Kelantan police.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Kelantan police chief Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said 90 individuals had been detained in connection with the cases.

He said that during the corresponding period last year, 92 rape cases were reported.

The latest incident that drew public attention was the case where two teenagers aged 15 and 17 were reportedly raped by a group of men in a vacant house which had been turned into a drug den in Ketereh on May 20.

Meanwhile, Jalaluddin pointed out that police had resolved 214 of the 225 rape cases throughout 2013 with the detention of 161 individuals. – Bernama

Health product company fined over non-compliance of minimum wage regulations

Posted: 03 Jun 2014 06:38 AM PDT

PETALING JAYA: A company was fined by the Petaling Jaya Magistrate Court on Monday for violating minimum wage regulations which require full-time employees to be paid a minimum of RM900 a month.

The Petaling Jaya-based company, which manufactures health products, was held to have acted in contravention of the Minimum Wage Order 2012 under the National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 and is the first company to be successfully prosecuted under the new law.

Magistrate K B Elena Hong Tze Lan recorded the defendant's guilty plea to three counts of failing to comply with the regulations and ordered fines of RM1000 for each offence.

Action was taken by the Selangor Labour Department's Special Enforcement Team after a complaint and subsequent investigation.

Under the Minimum Wage Order, a full time employee in Peninsula Malaysia must be paid not less than RM900 a month and an employee in East Malaysia, RM800 a month.

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