“I sell food for three children” – Emilia

“I sell food for three children” – Emilia

KUALA LUMPUR: The ex-wife of Datuk SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin Kamal, Emilia Hanafi, told the Magistrate’s Court, here, today that she had to work part-time as a food seller and do house decoration work to cover her children’s expenses after becoming a single mother.

Emilia Hanafi, 43, said she chose to work part-time because she had to manage the schooling of her three sons aged 17, 12 and 10, including dropping them off and picking them up from school.

“I support the children by selling food cooked from home,” she said during the main examination by Deputy Public Prosecutor, Nur Aishah Ahmad Zakiuddin at the trial of SM Faisal’s case who was charged with intentionally causing injury to Emilia.

The seventh prosecution witness said that the part-time job was done to support the family including her three sons because the interim allowance of RM2,000 received for each child was insufficient.

“At the moment, I and my three children are staying at my parents’ house,” she said tearfully.

Emilia testified today after the court granted the request of lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader who represented SM Faisal for Emilia to be called to testify even though the prosecution objected to the request.

Deputy Public Prosecutor, Zahida Zakaria, however, informed the court that she will file a legal review application against the court’s order for Emilia to testify today.

Supposedly, today the sixth prosecution witness, Elisa Nani, Emilia’s younger sister, was cross-examined by the lawyer, but Akberdin requested that Emilia be called to testify first because she is an important witness for the prosecution.

SM Faisal, 43, allegedly injured Emilia, 43, at a house in Desa Sri Hartamas, Brickfields, here, between 12.30pm and 4.30pm on 22 Nov 2015.

The charge is under Section 323 of the Penal Code and can be punished under Section 326A of the same code which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison or a fine of RM2,000 or both, if convicted.

The hearing before Magistrate Nadia Othman continues on February 28.


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