Malaysian jailed, whipped for acid attack on wife

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A court sentenced a Malaysian man to six years in prison and ordered him to be flogged with a rattan cane after he splashed acid on his wife for refusing to have sex with him, an official said Tuesday. Supian Hani Ismail began serving the prison term Monday after a district court judge in eastern Pahang state issued the sentence, a court official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make public statements. The unemployed 47-year-old had pleaded guilty to a charge of “causing grievous hurt” to his wife by splashing a bottle of acid on her after she rebuffed his demand for sex on the night of April 7 at their home, the official said. Supian will also receive two lashes of a thick rattan stick, which generally leaves lifelong scars. Supian’s wife was recovering in a hospital after suffering burns on her face, hands and other parts of her body, the national news agency Bernama said.

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