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Son of Malaysian couple on child abuse trial in Sweden says sorry in letter

Published on Feb 18, 2014 10:22 PM

STOCKHOLM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The trial of a 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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