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Couple in M'sia allegedly mix son's milk with meth

Malaysian police are investigating the parents of a toddler for allegedly feeding their child milk mixed with drugs.

Petaling Jaya district police chief Shahrulnizam Jaa’far @ Ismail told Malaysian media that the couple were high on drugs during the incident, which took place on Feb 19 in their flat in the state of Selangor.

The 34-year-old mother and her 40-year-old husband then took their 16-month-old son to the grandmother, who lives 15km away.

The 55-year-old grandmother was perplexed why the child was crying non-stop, on top of being “hyperactive” and “uncontrollable”, said Assistant Commissioner Shahrulnizam.

“The baby’s mother admitted that she had accidentally mixed her son’s milk with her husband’s liquid methamphetamine,” he told Malay daily Berita Harian.

The toddler was immediately rushed to a hospital.

He is fine and not suffering from any drug-related effects, said AC Shahrulnizam. The boy is now under the care of his grandmother after leaving the hospital.

His parents were arrested on Feb 20.

“Preliminary urine tests conducted on the two suspects showed that they had tested positive for drugs. Checks also showed that the male suspect, who worked as a drink seller, has a record for drug-related cases,” said AC Shahrulnizam.

The two suspects are currently detained as the police probe the matter under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 for ill-treatment, neglect or abandonment of children.

Those found guilty can be fined a maximum of RM20,000 (S$5,600), jailed for up to 10 years, or both.

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