Kak KM can be prosecuted under the Children Act 2001 for allowing her underage daughter to smoke cigarettes.
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Jamu (traditional medicine) entrepreneur Liana Rosli, famously known as Kak KM, could be in hot soup.
She allowed her daughter to smoke cigarettes, which is a violation of the Children Act 2001 for exposing minor to immoral practices.
Kak KM was quoted by mStar as saying that she did not know that it was an offence.
She admitted that her daughter had been given the cigarette to smoke under her watch.
However, she insisted that it would not endanger the child’s health.
As I said, my daughter smoked without tobacco and it happened under my control and in front of my own eyes. It’s just a moment for us to recall the activities I did with my late grandfather when I was a child. I also smoked leaf cigarettes without tobacco.Kak KM explaining why she allowed her daughter to smoke.
She offered to apologise if anyone is unhappy because of the incident.
Kak KM said she had no intention to create a controversy.
Earlier, a video showing a group of teenagers, including his 12-year-old daughter smoking a leaf cigarette, was uploaded by Kak KM on Instagram.
The posting had since been removed.
The video drew criticism from netizens who rebuked Kak KM for not carrying out her responsibilities as a mother.
Elaborating further, Kak KM said she is rational and would not give something to the her child that could be harmful to health.
I’m not stupid to give children smoking cigarettes or tobacco. In the video, my daughter only smokes leaf cigarettes without tobacco and there are no other stuff that can be harmful to health.Kak KM justifying her decision to let her daughter smoke.
For the record, such an action could be prosecuted under Child Act 2001 for exposing a child to immoral practices.
Offenders can be charged under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Children Act 2001 and can be punished under Section 31 (1) of the same act and read in conjunction with Section 34 of the Penal Code.
The Act carries a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or both, if convicted.
Kak LM is not stranger to criticism.
She had attracted controversy notably for her dancing.
Although it was part of marketing, her dance moves was deemed improper by some.
Despite the critics, Kak KM’s mother stands by her.