40-year-old man arrested for threatening wife

MIRI: A 40-year-old man was arrested about 8.30pm Monday for criminal intimidation against his wife at their house in Lambir on Sunday.

The self-employed suspect was picked up from their house after police received a report lodged by his 37-year-old wife.

It is learnt that about 10pm Sunday, the suspect allegedly strangled his wife’s neck and also threatened to kill her and her parents with a machete, forcing her and the children to flee their home.

Police chief here, ACP Khoo Leng Huat, told the press that the hot-tempered suspect had undergone drug rehabilitation treatment in Kuching before.

“The suspect has acted violently towards his wife many times, causing her much anxiety to the extent that she could no longer tolerate his violent behaviour,” Khoo said.

The police are investigating the suspect under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

Source: The Borneo Post

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