Malaysian couple charged in Sweden

10 Feb 2014 / 22:41 H.

    KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 10, 2014): A Malaysian couple was charged separately of gross violation of their children's integrity and for assault at a Stockholm district court in Sweden today.
    Prosecutor, Anna Arnelle in a statement said Shalwati Norshal and Azizul Raheem had allegedly assaulted their children from Sept 15, 2010 to Dec 17, 2013 at their residence in Sweden.
    The trial is set to begin on Feb 18, and expected to last for 10 days.
    Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainudddin when contacted, confirmed the latest development pertaining to the couple.
    Shalwati Norshal, a teacher on unpaid leave, and her husband Azizul Raheem, a Tourism Malaysia officer in Sweden, have been remanded since Dec 18 last year for allegedly hitting the hands of one of their sons for not praying.
    The couple's four children who were previously placed under the care of a Swedish non-Muslim foster family because of the case, were handed over to the Malaysian Embassy in Sweden on Jan 30.
    The next day, the children flew back to Malaysia. Currently, they are taken care of by an aunt and uncle in Kelantan. – Bernama

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