Max sentences in ‘horrific case of child abuse’ 

A married couple were handed jail terms, along with a caning sentence, for what was described by the High Court as the “horrific” death of their infant child, which came to light when the victim’s body was already reduced to a skeletal state.

Kassim bin Omar received 20 years’ jail and two strokes of the cane, after he pleaded guilty to culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and not reporting the death of a person, while Siti Norzalia binti Haji Abdullah received three years’ jail for permitting child abuse and not reporting the death.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin