Princess of Rock Ziana Zain’s ex-husband, Armin Zaharin Ahmad Zambrin, was sentenced to an eight month jail term back in September, for canning his son, who was nine at the time.
The singer’s former spouse then filed an appeal to set aside his conviction and jail sentence for the offence in the High Court.
The sentence was given to the former chief steward by the Shah Alam Magistrate’s Court on 28th September. Magistrate Sabreena Bakar @ Bahari meted out the sentence after finding Armin guilty of intentionally causing injuries and bruises on the hands of his son by using a cane at his house in Denai Alam on 24th February 2018.
His lawyer, Amir Farid Mohd Nawawi, told Bernama that the appeal was filed on the very same day his client was sentenced. He said the appeal should’ve been set yesterday (4th November) for case management but it was postponed to 19th November due to the enforcement of the recent Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
Armin was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), which provides for a maximum imprisonment of one year or a fine of RM2,000, or both. However, Magistrate Sabreena allowed the punishment to be postponed until the appeal process is completed, with the bail amount raised from RM5,000 to RM8,000.
The 55-year-old was arrested on 2nd March 2018, after Ziana, who was still married to him, lodged a police report on 27th February 2018. The divorced couple were married back in 1998 and have three sons and a daughter, aged between 11 and 20.
The singer and the former chief steward legally divorced in July 2018 at the Lower Syariah Court Shah Alam.