Woman in penis-slicing case makes U-turn on plea

KUALA PILAH - A 51-year-old woman who had pleaded guilty to slicing off her 44-year-old husband's manhood and was supposed to have been sentenced on Monday morning surprised the court when she changed her plea.

Fatimah Abdullah, who had pleaded guilty to the charge on Jan 29 told Sessions Court judge Sazlina Safie that she would now contest it.

Clad in a yellow tudung and floral baju kurung, Fatimah who was unrepresented when she pleaded guilty was this time presented by three lawyers led by Parmjit Singh.

Fatimah was charged with using a shaving knife to slice off Umar Rahman's penis at their home in Batu Kikir at 1.30am on Jan 20.

Fatimah, who has five children from a previous marriage, had earlier told police that she committed the act because she could no longer endure Umar Rahman's "strange" sexual demands.

She claimed she had been tolerating it since their marriage in 2014.

Fatimah was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt with a weapon.

Offenders can be jailed up to 20 years and fined or whipped upon conviction.

Fatimah had been on RM5,000 (S$1,668) bail since.

DPP Nabilah Mohammad Zainudin is acting for the prosecution.