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Malaysian couple on trial in Stockholm: Child says 'I'm sorry, it was my anger that started this'

Published on Feb 19, 2014 10:55 AM
Malaysian couple Azizul Raheem Awalludin (right) and Shalwati Nurshal were detained in Sweden for allegedly hitting one of their four children on Dec 18, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR

STOCKHOLM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The trial of the Malaysian couple accused of abusing their children in Sweden began here on Tuesday, with the defence producing a letter in court, written by one of their children.

"I'm sorry, it was my anger that started this," wrote Ammar, 12, the second of four children of Azizul Raheem, a Tourism Malaysia director in Stockholm and his wife Shalwati Nurshal, a school teacher on unpaid leave.

Shalwati's counsel Kristofer Stahre, said it was difficult for Ammar to tolerate the pressure of being asked to help around the house, which made him hateful to his parents.

He added that Ammar was an attention-seeker and tended to exaggerate his stories.

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