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PETALING JAYA: A promoter who was caught on video splashing hot water on a man with Down syndrome last Friday, was sentenced by the Balik Pulau Sessions court, today to 10 years’ jail.

According to the New Straits Times, Session judge Ahzal Fariz Ahmad Khairuddin also fined Oo Saw Kee, 39, RM6,000 in default of 12 months jail.

Earlier, Oo pleaded guilty to committing the offence.

In reading out his judgement prior to sentencing, Ahzal described Oo’s act as serious, cruel and inhumane, especially against a disabled person.

He also pointed out that Oo had committed the act without any form of provocation.

“In this case, the court needs to take into consideration the public interest rather than personal interest of the accused.

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“The sentence serves not only as a lesson to the accused but also to society out there, not to repeat similar action against disabled individuals,“ he was quoted as saying.

Oo admitted to the offence when the charge was read out to her by the court interpreter.

She pleaded guilty to intentionally inflicting serious injury on 33-year-old A. Solairaj by splashing hot water on him which can cause burns at 9.20am inside the lift of an apartment in Jalan Rajawali, Bayan Lepas on April 19.

She was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 20 years and subject to a fine or whipping as well, upon conviction.

The incident which went viral happened when the 33-year-old victim was returning to his apartment home on the 16th floor.

The victim was taken to Penang Hospital with medical officers later confirming that the victim suffered burns on his right arm and the right side of his back due to exposure to hot water.

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