The Malaysian Children in Stockholm

 

Shalwati and Azizul Raheem Awaluddin, a Tourism Malaysia officer in Stockholm, are being held in remand by Swedish authorities until Feb 10 on a charge of beating the hand of their youngest son for not praying. They were detained on Dec 18, 2013.
A collection of articles from various media sources, January 18, 2014 - -



 

Najib and wife pose for a photo with the children – Aishah (left), Ammar (second right), Adam (third right), and Arif (third left) – together with their auntie Shaleena Norshal (right) on Feb 1, 2014. BERNAMA

 

Najib and wife pose for a photo with the children – Aishah (left), Ammar (second right), Adam (third right), and Arif (third left) – together with their auntie Shaleena Norshal (right) on Feb 1, 2014. BERNAMA


Malaysian couple charged in Sweden
By Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 10, 2014): A Malaysian couple was charged separately of gross violation of their children's integrity and for assault at a Stockholm district court in Sweden today.
Prosecutor, Anna Arnelle in a statement said Shalwati Norshal and Azizul Raheem had allegedly assaulted their children from Sept 15, 2010 to Dec 17, 2013 at their residence in Sweden.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 10 February 2014

 


M'sian couple in Sweden to be charged tomorrow
By Bernama
 KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 9, 2014): The Malaysian couple held on remand in Sweden to facilitate investigations into an incident where their son's hands were allegedly hit, is expected to be charged in a Stockholm district court tomorrow (Feb 10).
Kristofer Stahre, counsel for Shalwati Nurshal, the children's mother, said the prosecutor, Anna Arnelle had told him that she would bring charges against the couple on Feb 10.
"If the prosecutor brings charges, she (Anna) will most probably bring charges against both parents.
"The charges will become official on Feb 10, at 11:00 am (6pm Malaysian time)) and you (media) can confirm the matter by calling the district court or the prosecutor's office," he told Bernama via e-mail today.
Stahre said his client would contest the charge.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 9 February 2014

 


Children of couple detained in Sweden begin school today
By Bernama
KOTA BARU (Feb 9, 2014): The four children of Malaysian couple Tourism Malaysia officer Azizul Raheem Awalludin and teacher Shalwati Norshal, who were brought back to the country following their parents' detention in Sweden, begin school here today.

The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my -  9 February 2014

 


Relatives almost gave up trying to bring siblings home from Sweden
By Bernama

KOTA BARU (Feb 2, 2014): Relatives of the four siblings whose parents are in custody in Sweden have admitted they almost gave up trying to bring the children back to Malaysia.
Their uncle, Badrul Hisham Makhzan, 55, said he had gone to Sweden on Dec 31 in an attempt to see the children's parents, Azizul Raheem Awalludin and Shalwati Norshal, but failed due to that country's strict regulations and ongoing investigations.
"I then went to the Malaysian Embassy in Sweden where an officer explained the country's legal process and asked me to be patient. I also contacted Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin for help.
"After that visit, I almost gave up and was disappointed when there was no communication between our family and Wisma Putra," he said when met at the family home in Kampung Wakaf Tok Wali, Peringat here today.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 2 February 2014  

 

 

Children of M'sian couple glad to be in Malaysia
By Bernama
SEPANG (Feb 1, 2014): "We are just happy to be here, we don't know yet where we want to go after this," said Aishah Azizul Raheem, the eldest child of the Malaysian couple detained by the Swedish authorities.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 1 February 2014

 


Welfare Dept will adhere to conditions imposed by Sweden: Rohani
By Bernama
KUCHING (Feb 1, 2014): The Malaysian Welfare Services Department (JKM) will ensure that three conditions imposed by the Swedish authorities under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which enabled three children of a Malaysian couple detained in Sweden to return home, are observed.

The conditions, imposed by the Swedish Welfare Services Department, are in line with Article three and Article 20 of the CRC.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my -  1 February 2014


 

Najib thanks Sweden for facilitating children's return
By Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1, 2014): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak thanked the Swedish government for its special consideration which has enabled four children of a Malaysian couple detained there, to return home today.

The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 1 February 2014

 


'Shalwati gave permission to bring home children to Malaysia'
By Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1, 2014): Deputy Home Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said he had obtained permission from Shalwati Norshal to bring back her four children to Malaysia.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 1 February 2014


Children of Malaysian couple return from Sweden
By Bernama

STOCKHOLM (Jan 31, 2014): The four children of the Malaysian couple who were detained by the Swedish authorities for hitting the hand of their youngest son for refusing to perform the prayer, returned to Malaysia on Friday morning.
The four siblings - Aishah (14 years old), Ammar, 12, Adam, 11, and Arif, 7, departed for Malaysia at 6.30am local time together with Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin, as well as a special officer of the deputy minister and a relative of the four children.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 31 January 2014

 


Children of couple held by Swedish authorities handed over to M'sian embassy
By Bernama

STOCKHOLM (Jan 31, 2014): All the four children of a Malaysian couple who have been placed under the care of a Swedish non-Muslim foster family because their parents are being held under remand in Sweden for alleged abuse of one of the children, were handed over to the Malaysian embassy here at 4pm local time (11pm Malaysian time) yesterday by the Swedish authorities.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 31 January 2014  

 


Remand extended for Shalwati
By Bernama

STOCKHOLM (Jan 31, 2014): The prosecutor has obtained an order from the Solna District Court on Friday to remand Shalwati Norshal until Feb 10, to facilitate investigations into an incident where her son's hands were allegedly struck.
The court issued the order to enable the prosecutor, Anna Arnelle to further investigate the case. The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 31 January 2014
 

 

Detained couple's reps request for certificate of good conduct
By Bernama

STOCKHOLM (Jan 26, 2014): Family representatives of the Malaysian couple detained by Swedish authorities for hitting their son's hand for not praying have requested for a certificate of good conduct to enable them to meet the couple's four children here.
Umno Youth Community Complaints Bureau chairman, Sheikh Nafiq Alfirdaous said the couple's relatives had applied for the certificate from Wisma Putra which was then approved by the Inspector-General of Police before the document was referred to the lawyer representing the children.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 26 January 2014  

 


Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden
By David Landes
A Malaysian couple with diplomatic passports have spent more than a month in Swedish jail, after being accused of hitting their children for not performing their prayers. The parents risk ten years in jail.
The Local, thelocal.se -  23 Jan 2014

 

 

Muslim couple arrested in Sweden for 'smacking son when he refused to pray'
By Rachel Banning-Lover
Campaign launched for release of Muslim couple in Sweden who allegedly smacked their 12-year-old son's hand for refusing to pray
The Telegraph, telegraph.co.uk - 23 Jan 2014

 


All set to head for Sweden
By Loshana K Shagar and Dina Murad
KUALA LUMPUR: Two officers from the Women, Family and Community Ministry are ready to head for Sweden, if they are needed, to assist the family of the Malaysian couple detained there for allegedly hitting one of their four children.
“We are awaiting the green light from both Wisma Putra and Swedish officials. Once we get that, two officers from our social welfare department will be sent to look into the situation,” said Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
The Star, thestar.com.my - January 22, 2014

 

 

Sweden treats Malaysian couple well in prison
By Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21, 2014): The Swedish authorities have treated the Malaysian couple held in its prison well for allegedly beating their child for not praying.
According to the Malaysian ambassador to Sweden, Datuk Badruddin Ab Rahman, this included providing the facilities for them to pray, such as a prayer mat. Chairman of the Umno Youth Community Complaints Bureau, Sheikh Nafiq Alfirdaous said Badruddin told him this in a telephone call last night.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 21 January 2014  

 


Outrage over couple’s detention without trial in Sweden
PETALING JAYA: Various parties have condemned the month-long detention of a Malaysian couple in Sweden and their separation from their children after their young son was allegedly hit on the hand.
The Star, thestar.com.my - January 20, 2014

 


Malaysia Kids allowed to meet family
By Fazleena Aziz
BREAKTHROUGH: Children of parents detained in Sweden will be placed with Muslim foster family
KUALA LUMPUR: THE government's efforts to resolve the issue revolving around a Malaysian couple who were detained in Sweden over allegations that they had hit their child, is slowly but surely bearing fruit.
New Straits Times, nst.com.my - 19 January 2014

 


M'sia foreign ministry NOT DOING ENOUGH to help Muslim couple detained in Sweden - Chew Mei Fun
The move by the Swedish government in detaining the Malaysian director of Tourism Malaysia Azizul Raheem Awalludin and his wife Shalwati Nurshal for a month after they had beaten their son’s hand for not performing his prayers, and are now being detained for another 2 weeks while awaiting for the court to hear their case is shocking and a great cause of concern to the MCA Social Development Committee.
The Malaysia Chronicle, malaysia-chronicle.com - 19 January 2014

 

Children of detained couple in Sweden want to be with Muslim family
By Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: (Jan 18, 2014): The 14-year-old daughter of a Malaysian couple detained by Swedish authorities for allegedly hitting their son's hand when he refused to perform prayers has requested that she and her siblings be placed in the care of a Malaysian Muslim family. (…)
Meanwhile, she expressed anguish at not being able to be with her parents.
"Life is hard without mummy and daddy. We have to fend for ourselves. Everyday we have to take the public transport such as the bus or train in cold weather..we don't have enough warm clothing," she sighed.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 18 January 2014  



Swedish authority allows family reps to meet children of detained couple
By Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 18, 2014): The Swedish government has given approval for family representatives to meet the children of a Malaysian couple detained in Sweden for allegedly beating them for not praying.

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said the approval was obtained today, thanks to the continuous efforts taken by the Malaysian Embassy's representatives in getting the cooperation from the relevant authorities in Sweden.
The Sun Daily, thesundaily.my - 18 January 2014

 

 

 

Swedish parenting has created nation of brats
New book on parenting warns that children in Sweden have been turned into self-centred brats
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