Man who put vape in baby’s mouth remanded for 5 days

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A man who allegedly placed a vaping device into a baby’s mouth at a restaurant in Bandar Baru Uda recently has been remanded for five days starting today.

The remand order against the 23-year-old businessperson was issued by Magistrate R Salini for investigation under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001.

He was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Johor Bahru Utara (JBU) police at 12.45pm at Jalan Putih following a report lodged by the seven-month-old baby girl’s mother on Aug 6.

According to the complainant, the suspect is her sister’s friend.

“According to the complainant, at the time of the incident she and the baby were with her sister and the man at a restaurant.

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“All of a sudden, the man who was carrying the baby had jokingly placed the non-functioning e-cigarette into the baby’s mouth and this was recorded by the mother’s sister who posted it on social media and it went viral,” Johor Baru Utara (JBU) district police chief Rupiah Abd Wahid said.

Rupiah said if found guilty, the man could be sentenced to a maximum jail term of 20 years or a RM50,000 fine imposed, or both.