Yesterday (22 June), a 30-second video had went viral on social media where a man was allegedly feeding his baby alcoholic drinks while he was pampering him on his lap. The video gained attention of the public while the netizens condemn the man for abusing his child.
According to NST, the incident is said to happened at house in Teluk Bahang, Pulau Pinang.
In the short video, it can be seen that the man is feeding the baby a can of beer, while the person who were recording it exclaimed in surprised that babies can actually drink alcohol.
Nonetheless, the Head of the Malaysian Anti-Cheap Alcohol Movement, David Marshel, said that he immediately lodged a police report in Perai, Pulau Pinang after he watched the video.
“After receiving the video this morning, I immediately went to the Prai police station to lodge a report. I hope the police will take the necessary action according to provisions of the law.”
“Such despicable acts should be stopped at all cost. The baby should be kept away from the man.” he said.
At the same time, he also urged the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) to take immediate action and conduct a blood test on the baby to ensure that the baby isn’t exposed to alcohol contents.
At the same afternoon (22 June), according to Astro Awani, Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Kamarul Rizal Jenal said that the 19 year-old man in the video, who was the baby’s father was detained at Teluk Bahang, Pulau Pinang at about 1.30pm.
He also mentioned that the case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. In addition, the suspect would be taken to the Balik Pulau Magistrate’s Court for a remand order application too.
Meanwhile, it is still unclear if the baby was actually given alcohol by the man, who smiled when his baby grabbed his hand with the can of beer.
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