SHAH ALAM, March 8 (Bernama) -- The husband of popular local artiste Ziana Zain faces a heavier penalty for voluntarily causing hurt to their 10-year-old son after the prosecution today amended the charge against him.
At the proceeding today, magistrate Raja Noor Adilla Raja Mahyaldin granted deputy public prosecutor Megat Mahathir Megat Tharih's application to amend the charge against Armin Zaharin Ahmad Zambri to Section 324 read with 326A of the Penal Code.
The accused was initially charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum 10 years imprisonment or with fine or with whipping, or any two of the punishments on conviction.
Section 326A provides for twice the maximum jail sentence stated in Section 324.
Armin Zaharin, 53, is accused of caning the victim at a house in Denai Alam here between 8 pm and 11.30 pm on Feb 24.....