14yo girl pleads guilty to concealing birth of newborn, placed on 6-month good behaviour bond

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Dec 11: A teenage girl was ordered to be placed on a six-month bond of good behaviour by the Magistrates’ Court here today.

This follows the discovery of a newborn baby girl, still alive, in Bandar Baru Samariang last November.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi issued the order against the 14-year-old accused after she pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 67 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) for concealing the birth.

Zubaidah instructed the good behavior bond to commence today, with a RM2,000 bond and the accused’s mother as the surety.

According to the case details, on November 29, around 9.45am, the complainant, who is a police officer, received a phone call from a member of the public regarding the discovery of a newborn baby. The informant informed the complainant that they had found a live baby girl on the grass at Lorong Cahaya Damai, Bandar Baru Samariang.

A police report was subsequently filed, leading to the arrest of the accused on November 30 at around 8pm in the Matang area.

Investigations revealed sufficient evidence for the case to proceed with prosecution against the accused.

Furthermore, the accused, being only 14-years-old, has no discipline issues and is still attending school. — DayakDaily