KUALA KUBU BARU (Bernama): An unemployed man who allegedly put his three-year-old nephew in a washing machine at a self-service laundrette in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang here last week, found himself in the dock at the Kuala Kubu Baru Magistrate’s Court here on Tuesday (Oct 9).
A one-minute video of the incident, which went viral on social media shows other customers coming to the rescue of the boy and trying to get him out of the washing machine, which was not running at that time.
Muhammad Irwan Abdul Jalil, 27, however, claimed trial before Sessions Court judge Muntapha Abas who acted as the magistrate.
He was charged with recklessly endangering the safety of the boy by putting him into a washing machine at the laundrette in Bandar Bukit Sentosa, Hulu Selangor, at 12.30am on Oct 2.
Police arrested the accused on Oct 3.
The charge under Section 336 of the Penal Code carries a maximum three months’ jail or fine up to RM500 or both, if convicted.
The court disallowed bail as none of his family members were present in court to act as bailors and set Nov 9 for re-mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Khairulazhwa Yusrie Mohamad appeared for the prosecution while the accused was unrepresented.
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