In recent years, Malaysia has seen a concerning rise in cases involving acid attacks, leaving victims with severe physical and emotional scars. One such case is that of Faisal Halim, a victim of a vicious acid assault. In the wake of such heinous acts, understanding the legal avenues available to victims like Faisal becomes crucial in seeking justice and compensation.

Criminal Charges

Assault with Dangerous Weapon: Throwing acid is considered assault with a dangerous weapon under Section 326 of the Penal Code [Act 574]. This carries a maximum punishment of 20 years imprisonment and a fine.

Grievous Hurt: Depending on the severity of Faisal’s injuries, the perpetrator could be charged under Section 326A of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt. This carries a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a fine.

Civil Compensation

Faisal, through a lawyer, could also file a civil suit against the perpetrator to claim compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering

Considering the Severity

Given the severity of the burns (fourth-degree) and the potential long-term impact, a lawyer would likely pursue both criminal charges and civil compensation.

Additional Factors

The motive behind the attack could influence the specific charges pursued. A lawyer would also consider the strength of the evidence against the suspect.


This is general information, not legal advice. The specific legal options available to Faisal Halim would depend on the full details of the case, which I cannot access.

In conclusion, victims of acid attacks like Faisal Halim have legal recourse to pursue justice and compensation through both criminal charges and civil suits. It’s imperative for the legal system and society as a whole to stand against such acts of violence and ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

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