A 41-year-old man in Malaysia, Syed Fakrulrazi Syed Abdul Rahman, has been accused of assaulting his wife after she declined to have intercourse with him at their residence in Taman Tanjung Minyak Perdana, Melaka.
As reported by Berita Harian, the incident occurred on 12 February when the man allegedly slammed his head against his 33-year-old wife’s nose and made threats against her life.
These charges were officially presented to the accused on 6 June at the Ayer Keroh Sessions Court, overseen by Judge Darmafikri Abu Adam.
If proven guilty of causing grievous hurt under Section 325 of the Penal Code, in conjunction with Section 326A, the defendant, who is a father of four, could face a maximum sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment, along with a fine.
Additionally, he has been charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, which carries a possible penalty of up to two years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both.
During the court proceedings, the accused pleaded not guilty to both charges.
According to Utusan Malaysia, Syed Fakrulrazi’s lawyer requested a lenient sentence, citing his recent employment as of 1 June with a monthly salary of RM2,000, as well as his wife’s intention to file for divorce.
The court granted the accused bail in the amount of RM10,000, with one surety, and scheduled the next court hearing for 10 July.
Until the resolution of the case, the accused’s passport will be confiscated, and he will be prohibited from contacting his wife.
In light of the charges against Syed Fakrulrazi Syed Abdul Rahman, the local community has expressed concerns about domestic violence and the importance of promoting healthy relationships.
Non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups are urging the public to raise awareness about consent and respect within marital relationships.
They emphasize the need for support systems, counseling services, and legal interventions to protect victims of domestic violence.
It is hoped that this case will serve as a reminder to address the issue of domestic violence and work towards a society that values and upholds the rights and safety of all individuals.