Woman Fined 300k For Abusing Her Pet Dogs

A 37-year-old woman was last Friday fined ₦346,943.79 (RM4,000) by a Malay court for abusing her pet dogs, New Straits Times reports.
The woman, Lai Woan Yong, was also reported after court sessions to have attacked a videographer who was covering the proceedings.

Prior to her stunt outside the court, the 37-year-old was ordered to pay RM4,000 fine by Sessions Court judge Norma Ismail after she pleaded guilty to abusing her two pet dogs on 28 June last year.
She was charged with causing hurt and suffering to a male mixed breed dog and a female mixed breed dog in June last year at her house compound in Taman Merdeka.

The case came to light when an officer from Melaka Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Dr Tuan Ajmal Tuan Kamaluddin and seven other enforcement officers visited the location after they received a complaint of animal abandonment at the woman's house.
During the proceeding, the accused, who is a single mother and owns a furniture business, pleaded for a lenient punishment.
Lai Woan told the Sessions Court judge that she was in debts and has to care for her ill father and her 10-year-old daughter all by herself after her husband left her.


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