Torture Dog, Male in Malaysia Sentenced to 12 Months Prison

A black and brown dog
PIAR– Muhammad Yoges Balaraman, 35, an unemployed Malaysian citizen was sentenced to a fine of 40 thousand ringgit or Rp 136 million in lieu of a 12-month prison sentence for torturing a dog. Muhammad Yoges was judged by the court to have violated the 2015 animal welfare law, violence and hurt animals without reason.

Those who violate the law can be fined ranging from 20 thousand rixdollars to 100,000 ringgit or imprisonment for three years or both.

Muhammad Yoges pleaded guilty. He stated that he could not pay the fine so he had to serve a year in prison in Kajang prison starting from May 13, 2020.

The asiaone.com website reported that Muhammad Yoges was caught red-handed by a Selangor Veterinary Services Department (DVS) officer on May 6 at 9:45 am with a dog on the roadside on the Kedu River, Kuala Langat. The dog was tied at the neck with a rope from the root of a tree.

The dog looks tortured while Muhammad Yoges just stands watching without trying to free the poor animal. Muhammad Yoges finally fulfilled the order of the officer who asked him to release the dog. The dog was then taken to a place of detention in Selangor DVS. It hasn't been decided yet how the dog's future will be.

However, Muhammad Yoges was detained by the police after he became aggressive and said profanity to officers. Not explained the motive of the perpetrators to torture the dog.

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