Hotel worker jailed for punching wife


KUALA LUMPUR: A hotel employee who punched his wife in the head for suspecting that she was having an affair with another man was sentenced to three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Magistrate Ahmad Solihin Abd Wahid handed down the sentence to Alias Ambo, 38, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntarily causing hurt to Andi Hartina Andi Anwar, 39, a housewife.

The offence was committed at the DBKL flats in Jalan Loke Yew here at 5pm on April 9 last year.

Alias was ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest, which was April 9.

In mitigation, Alias, who was unrepresented, said he had a wife and three children, two of them with health problems and who required treatment, to take care of.

Deputy public prosecutor Norelynna Hanim Abd Halim prosecuted.