Man remanded for six days over poisoned snacks incident

KULIM — A man has been remanded for six days to help in the investigation into the case of two brothers who consumed snacks laced with rat poison in Kampung Padang Ubi, Labu Besar here last Sunday.

The remand order was issued by Kulim Sessions Court Judge Mirza Mohamad for investigations under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 and Section 284 of the Penal Code.

Earlier, the suspect, dressed in a lockup uniform, arrived at the Kulim Court Complex at around 8am under police escort.

Media previously reported that the two children, Muhammad Akil Syauqi Nur Sufyan, 3, and his younger brother Muhammad Luth Syauqi, 2, fell critically ill after consuming the snacks, believed to have been placed on a fence by a farm owner to trap monkeys.

Muhammad Akil Syauqi died at 8.40 am yesterday while his brother is still unconscious at Penang Hospital. — BERNAMA