Kajang Teen Pleads Guilty to Setting Cat on Fire


Guilty Plea in Cruelty Case

Kajang Teen Pleads Guilty to Setting Cat on Fire
Kajang Teen Pleads Guilty to Setting Cat on Fire

KAJANG, May 3: A 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to the charge of setting a cat on fire in the parking lot of Pangsapuri Taman Sri Kenari here last month.

Magistrate Nik Siti Norazlini Nik Mohamed Faiz fixed June 27 for sentencing of the teenager and submission of a moral report from the Social Welfare Department.

The court granted the youth bail of RM1,000 with one surety.

Serious Charges and Bail Consideration

The boy together with two others, who are still at large, were charged with cruelty and causing pain to the cat by burning the animal on April 23 at 1.08pm.

The charges were framed according to Section 29(1)(e) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries a fine of not less than RM20,000 and a maximum of RM100,000 or imprisonment for not more than three years or both.

Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Afiqah Abdul Ghaffar offered bail at RM10,000 with one surety on the grounds that the case was a serious one involving cruelty to animals and public interest.

The teenager’s mother, 30, appealed to the court for a lower bail as she only earned RM1,500 a month, and had to also support her 63-year-old mother.

Video Evidence Sparks Outrage

Previously, a video recording of the incident showing three men at the flat’s motorcycle parking area sprinkling what is believed to be fuel on a kitten estimated to be six weeks old before one of them lit a fire and set the cat on fire.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:


More like this

Successful Blood Donation Event at Boulevard Shopping Mall Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd

Overwhelming Support from Kuching CommunityOrganized by Chiang Chuan Association...

Kuching Autistic Association Annual Fund Raising Fair 2024: Celebrating Inclusion and Community Support

The Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) celebrated another remarkable milestone...

Sarawak Forestry Seizes RM250k in Illegal Bird’s Nests from Sabah in Major Smuggling Bust

S’wak Forestry Corporation Seizes RM250k Worth of Bird’s Nests...

SMK Baru Bintulu Triumphs at National Youth Forum Competition in Kuala Lumpur

Sarawak's SMK Baru Bintulu Shines at National Youth Forum...