Kuala Lumpur, June 04: A Malaysian man has been found guilty and sentenced to nine years jail and two strokes of the rotan after it was revealed that he forced his 5-year-old daughter perform oral sex on him.
The 28-year-old labourer's despicable acts were exposed after his daughter told her grandparents that she had a sore throat from committing the act several times.
Her grandparents then lodged a police report against their son who was subsequently arrested by the police.
On June 2 the man pleaded guilty to committing the offence in their home in Kampung Padang Jawa in Klang in December 2008.
In sentencing, judge Hasbi Hasan said the accused had committed an inhuman act.
"You are not fit to be a responsible father," the New Straits Times Online quoted her as saying.
"I hope you will take advantage of your time in jail to reflect on what you have done and change to become a better person," she stated.
She ordered the jail term to run from the date of his arrest on December 22, 2008.
According to the facts, the child was forced to perform the act on her father in his room, and when he was done with her, he told her to leave the room and wash her mouth.
In mitigation, the accused, who has another child aged 8, admitted to committing the offence but claimed he was not "fully conscious".
"I plead for a lighter sentence as I regret my actions," he said.
"My wife and parents are not working and we were staying in a rented home prior to the incident," he added.
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Noora Nisa Ngadirin, however, pressed for a deterrent sentence to teach the accused a lesson and to send a strong message to offenders.