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Sweden child abuse trial: I beat them to discipline, not hurt, says dad

Published on Mar 3, 2014 11:59 PM

STOCKHOLM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's tourism official Azizul Raheem Awalluddin, who is accused of abusing his children, told the trial here that he hit them to discipline but never to cause pain to them.

He said he would hit the children about two to three times in a year back when the family was still in Malaysia and Africa.

Azizul, a Tourism director based here, is testifying on the seventh day of their trial before the Solna district court.

"The idea is to make children know what they did was wrong, not to make them suffer or (be) in pain," said Azizul when asked why he beat his children.

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