SINGLE MUM BREAKS DOWN IN COURT
29-year-old pleads not guilty to abusing son, while boyfriend charged with murder
RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL KAJANG firstname.lastname@example.org
A29-YEAR-OLD woman charged with abusing her 2-year-old son, who eventually died, burst into tears at the Sessions Court here yesterday, claiming she had not hurt him.
Nor Solihah Abdul Majid, a former daycare worker, was charged with abusing Muhammad Adam Daniel Abdul Hafiz in a manner likely to cause physical injury at a house at No 2, Jalan Kajang Impian Seksyen 7, Wangi, at 10pm on May 12.
Her boyfriend, Muhammad Rohaizat Tan, 39, was charged with murdering the boy near Kajang Plaza two weeks ago.
The charge was read out to her before Judge Noridah Adam.
Solihah took five minutes to regain her composure when asked by the judge whether she understood the charge.
Bursting into tears, she said she did not abuse Adam Daniel whom she had raised alone.
“He was my only son and I raised him alone… I did not do it,” she said, pleading not guilty.
The single mother was charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 and Section 31(2)(a) of the same act, which carry a maximum 10 years’ jail, a fine of up to RM20,000 or both, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Siti Noor Hafizan Zakaria asked for bail to be set at RM15,000 with one surety.
However, Solihah, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lower bail as she was unemployed.
The court set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and fixed June 14 for mention.
Rohaizat, a cook, was charged at the magistrate’s court with murdering the boy at No. 14A, traffic system.
“Otherwise, these would be just empty claims as no one has seen the local authorities doing field work in studying the traffic flow.”
Ramakrishnan dared the local authorities to hold a public dialogue and hear what locals had to say about the system.
Traffic jams continue to paralyse the day-to-day activities and had even affected nearby smaller towns of Kea Farm and Tanah Rata.
The business community, workers and residents in the town centre said they had been badly affected by the move.
There had also been a number Tingkat 1, Jalan Datuk Seri P. Alagendra 2, Kajang Plaza, between 5am and 6.30am on May 13. No plea was recorded. Magistrate Nor Afidah Idris set June 22 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Megat Mahathir Tharih Afendi prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.
It was reported that Solihah had sent her son to Kajang Hospital after he had difficulty breathing at 6.55am. of accidents ever since the traffic system was in place.
“When local authorities get it wrong, they must own up to their mistakes and be accountable to the people,” said Ramakrishnan.
The traffic system was mooted by MDCH, the police, Land Office and PWD as a way to reduce chronic road congestion in Cameron Highlands.
They came up with the solution following a visit to the highlands in February by Regent of Pahang Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who took note of the problem.
It was implemented for a month starting March 17 and was
However, Adam Daniel was pronounced dead minutes later.
Kajang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nayan said a post-mortem found red marks and swelling on the boy’s body, as well as a broken rib and ruptured pancreas, which had caused internal bleeding.
The report stated that the boy had died of abdominal injuries caused by blunt force trauma. then extended for another month despite the objection of local folk.
In April, shops in Brinchang closed for a day to protest the implementation of the traffic system.
A signature campaign was launched that saw more than 1,300 residents petitioning against the one-way traffic.
Despite the objections, Cameron Highlands police chief Deputy Superintendent Hasadid A. Hamid said the maximum delay caused by traffic jam during holiday season had in fact been reduced from 90 to 45 minutes, thanks to the one-way traffic.
Locals claim the one-way traffic system in Cameron Highlands has failed to ease traffic congestion.
Nor Solihah Abdul Majid being led out of the court complex in Kajang on May 15.