fbpx
Connect with us

Opinion

Owner Of Pitbull That Attacked Passerby In Melaka To Pay RM2,000 Fine, But Is It Enough?

Published

My Post 2020 08 06T133401.258
Source: Malaysia Animal Association

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Everyone is awaiting the fate of the Pitbull which attacked an innocent passerby in Taman Tanjung Minyak, Melaka, and we’ll have to keep waiting, but the fate of the owner has officially been sealed.

The owner of the Pitbull has pleaded guilty at the Ayer Keroh Magistrate Court and has been charged under Section 289 of the Penal Code and has to pay a fine of RM2,000, but is that enough?

The Malaysia Animal Association has taken to their timeline to express their concern over how menial the fine seems compared to the impact that the attack has caused.

LIEW SEA HAI, PEMILIK PITBULL MENGAKU BERSALAH. KENA RM2, 000 SAJA. INI TIDAK ADIL. ANIMAL MALAYSIA AKAN BUAT RAYUAN….

Posted by Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Association on Rabu, 5 Ogos 2020

They wrote, “The owner of the Pitbull confessed to being guilty. He was only fined RM2,000. This is not fair. The Malaysia Animal Association will make an appeal. The owner of the Pitbull who attacked a woman in Taman Tanjung Minyak, Melaka was charged under Section 289 of the Penal Code this morning at the Ayer Keroh Magistrate Court, Melaka. He pleaded guilty and the Magistrate sentenced him to a maximum fine of only RM2,000.”

Pit 1

But is the Magistrate to be blamed?

“Section 289 of the Penal Code is a weak law. The Magistrate had no other choice. It’s not their responsibility. It is the responsibility of the government. Building strict laws and educating is the responsibility of the government,” they added.

The reason why this is enraging is that the woman that was attacked may never properly use her arm ever again if it wasn’t for the carelessness of the owner. No longer having a functional arm can be a huge change for someone who might need to earn a livelihood for themselves and their loved ones, hence, an RM2,000 fine just doesn’t seem like a fair trade for potentially, a lifetime of suffering.

Pit 2

How will anyone understand the severity of the damage done if they can get out of the situation so easily? People need to understand that their actions (or the lack thereof) can have lasting effects on the lives of others.

For anyone who is interested in assisting the Malaysia Animal Association in bringing justice for the Pitbull and for the woman who was attacked, information to make a donation can be found here.

In line with the animal rights organisation, we urge the authorities to look into tightening the laws to ensure that pet owners are more accountable for their actions.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section. 

 

Also read: Pitbull That Attacked Passerby In Melaka Looking For Second Chance At Life While Awaiting Fate

My Post 2020 08 04T181126.864


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Ft Surau Ft Surau
News14 hours ago

Mini School Bus Turned Mobile Surau in Terengganu Becomes First to be Recognised by JPJ

For Muslims, having to find somewhere suitable to perform prayers can sometimes be difficult especially when you’re out and about....

Collage 47 Collage 47
News14 hours ago

JUST IN: Multiple Areas in KL Hit By Flash Floods After Continuous Rain Since Morning

After a couple of weeks of hot, sunny weather, it finally rained in KL this morning (25 May) but unfortunately,...

Collage Final 2 2 Collage Final 2 2
News1 day ago

Grab: Recent Price Hike Due to High Demand For Rides & Low Supply of Drivers

Complaints surrounding Grab’s e-hailing services such as the inability to book a car, unusually high fares as well as long...

Ft Weed 2 Ft Weed 2
News1 day ago

Ex-Diplomat Arrested After Largest Marijuana Farm in M’sian History Found on His Janda Baik Property

Although other countries in the world have slowly started to allow and legalise the use of marijuana for medical as...

Collage 43 Collage 43
News2 days ago

Abang Polis’ Powerful Words Save M’sian Woman From Jumping Off a Building in Shah Alam

Have you ever been in a situation where anything you say can mean life or death? This is what a...

Ft Tmj Ft Tmj
News2 days ago

TMJ Tells Kedah MB to Bring Facts After Claiming That ‘Someone’ is Controlling M’sia’s Football League

Local football fans are very well aware of the recent rift between Kedah Football Association (KFA) president Datuk Seri Muhammad...

Collage 5 3 Collage 5 3
News2 days ago

PDRM: Driver of Van Who Made Illegal U-Turn Causing Accident, a Foreigner With No License

Reckless driving does not only bring trouble to yourself but also to other road users. If the situation is bad...

Collage 4 3 Collage 4 3
News2 days ago

PM is on a 6-Day Visit To Japan To Introduce Concept of 1 Malaysia, Will Deliver Speech in Malay

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri recently returned from his work trip to the United States of America where he delivered a...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY