JOHOR BAHARU, April 26 (Bernama) -- Police arrested a Singaporean couple two
days ago, for allegedly abusing their three children, at Kampung Melayu, Gelang
Nusajaya police chief, Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad said the father and
stepmother, aged 40 and 39 respectively, were arrested at about 2pm in their
house after receiving a report at 11am, on the same day.
"The police report was made by the victim, a female student aged 14, who was
accompanied by her school teacher. Also believed to be victims were her sister,
aged 12 and younger brother, aged 8," he told reporters at the Nusajaya police
headquarters here today.
Noor Hashim said according to a report from the victim who is a student at
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Gelang Patah, they have lived in the house with
their father and stepmother, who is a music teacher, since 2007.
He said they had no relationship with their mother since their parents
divorced and were often beaten with a hockey stick and slapped, a process that
continued until two days ago.
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He said the heads of the victim and her sister were shaven bald while they
suffered bruises to their body and head but their younger brother was not
"The police have seized a hockey stick at the house and the couple are
now remanded until Saturday for investigations under Section 31 (1)(a) of the
Child Act 2001 (Act 611) while the three siblings have been referred to the
Social Welfare Department," he said.
In another case, Noor Hashim said police had crippled a group involved in
break-ins around the city, with the arrest of five men at a house in Taman
Mutiara Rini, here, yesterday.
He said all the suspects, aged 35 to 42, were arrested at about 1pm after
police were informed of a house break-in at Jalan Bakti 56, in the housing area
Noor Hashim said police seized various goods and equipment used for breaking
into houses plus two vehicles believed to be stolen, 14 mobile phones, plasma
television sets, handbags, liquor and steel weapons (kuku kambing).
He said all the suspects are believed to have been connected to nine cases
of house break-ins for the past seven months.
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