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The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 9 February 2000
Navy recruit pays for seriously hurting child
By V.P. Sujata
IPOH: A navy recruit, charged with grievously hurting a six-year-old girl by pulling out her large intestines through her rectum, was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in jail and 20 strokes of the rotan.
Sessions Judge B. Sarala Pillai said the crime committed by 22-year-old Mohd Fairuzazahari Mat Aleh, who has been dubbed the Manjung Molester, was "too heinous," resulting in the girl not being able to lead a normal life anymore.
A specialist paediatric surgeon had testified during the trial that the child had to undergo various operations including an ileostomy to rectify her digestive system because part of her large intestine was missing.
"The victim is a child. Hurting children is becoming common now. This cannot go on. The crime committed here is worse than child abuse.
"I have to send this message across by imposing a deterrent sentence," she said when passing sentence yesterday.
Fairuzazahari, who defended himself, was charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to the girl at a sugarcane plot near the Manjung police quarters at 1.55pm on Dec 30, 1998.
He was found guilty and convicted on Jan 26 when his only alibi witness, Amir Bustamin, denied playing computer games with him in a shop in Sitiawan at the time of the incident.
His probation report which was read out in court stated that Fairuzazahari has eight other charges pending trial.
They include killing 10-year-old Nurul Shuhaida Ahmad Sabri on Jan 31 last year.
The others were for molest, rape, snatch theft, and a break-in, all said to be committed in Lumut.
The report also stated that Fairuzazahari, from Semenyih, was adopted and his foster parents were sickly. He has eight foster siblings.
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Borneo Bulletin, Brunei, 26 February 2000
Man gets 13 years' jail for raping daughter
KUCHING - The Sessions Court on Wednesday sentenced a labourer, Chong Meng bin Hashim, to 13 years' jail for raping his 15-year-old daughter who is now six months' pregnant, Bernama reports.
Judge Yew Jen Kie also ordered five strokes of the rotan to be meted out on the 40-year-old labourer from Kampung Hilir, Serian, about 60kms from here.
The father of seven pleaded guilty to committing the offence on his eldest daughter, a Form Three pupil, at their house at about 1am, sometime in August last year.
Prosecuting officer ASP Anthony Dana told the court that the victim had lodged a report that her father, who made her pregnant, had been raping her since 1995.
The court heard that the man always warned the victim not to tell anyone, especially her mother, after committing the heinous act on her twice a week in her room at night.
In mitigation, the man, who was unrepresented, said he was remorseful. - NST
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