Swedish district court extends remand of Malaysian in alleged abuse case

PETALING JAYA - The Solna district court in Stockholm, Sweden has extended the remand on Malaysian Azizul Raheem Awalludin by 11 days for alleged child abuse on one of his four children on Thurday.

The case of his wife Shalwati Norshal will be heard on Friday.

The couple's four children have been transferred to a Muslim foster family for the time being. Azizul, a Tourism Malaysia director in Stockholm, and his wife, school teacher Shalwati who is on unpaid leave, have reportedly been detained since Dec 18 after Shalwati allegedly smacked their 12-year-old son on the arm for refusing to perform his prayers.