Siti Bainun’s conviction and sentence for abusing a girl with Down syndrome are upheld by the court.

Siti Bainun’s conviction and sentence for abusing a girl with Down syndrome are upheld by the court.

KUALA LUMPUR- The conviction and prison sentence of Rumah Bonda founder Siti Bainun Ahd Razali, who was found guilty of abusing and neglecting a teenage girl with Down syndrome, have been upheld by the High Court.

Judge Noorin Badaruddin denied Siti Bainun’s appeal to overturn the Sessions Court’s 2023 conviction and 12-year jail sentence.

“The court finds no reason to tamper with the findings of the Sessions Court judge. Therefore, the appellant’s conviction and sentence are safe and upheld. The appellant’s appeal is dismissed,” said the judge.

Siti Bainun is going to stay in the women’s prison in Kajang.

She was sentenced to 200 hours of community service in addition to her time in jail.

The 31-year-old was sentenced to ten years in prison for the first neglect of the child and twelve years for the second offense, which involved attacking Bella. The sentences run concurrently.

The crimes against the 13-year-old girl were committed in a condominium unit in Wangsa Maju between February and June 2021.

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