Faith healer jailed two years for molesting boy, 13, in his office

A faith healer who admitted molesting a 13-year-old boy in his office was jailed for two years on Tuesday.

Mohd Noor Hamid, 65, had been hired by the youngster's parents to provide spiritual treatment for their son.

On Aug 21 last year, his mother and elder sister took him to see Noor to celebrate his birthday, with the boy taking him a pair of sandals as a gift.

The pair were meant to go for a meal together at a nearby restaurant. But instead they stayed alone in his office at Rawatan Ruqyah Syariah on Joo Chiat Road.

Noor closed the door and told the boy to lay on the carpet to rest, then went to lay next to him. He hugged the youngster, kissing him on the cheeks and lips but the victim pushed him away.

He was released when he claimed he had a stomach ache, then locked himself in a toilet and called his mother. She picked him up and made a police report.

Noor was previously jailed for five years in 2000 for a similar offence and for unnatural sex. He could have been jailed for up to five years and/or fined for outrage of modesty.