“Call me daddy” lands primary school teacher with RM1k court bond to keep the peace

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Sept 13: The Magistrate’s Court here ordered a teacher to a bond of RM1,000 for asking his 12-year-old female student to call him “daddy” as the victim was uncomfortable with it.

The 52-year-old accused pleaded guilty to the charge framed under Section 67 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

Magistrate Zaiton Anuar executed a bond of RM1,000 for keeping peace for a period of six months under the same section of the CPC.

The accused, a science and physical education teacher of a primary school in BDC had ordered the 12-year-old victim to go to his office at the school, at about 4.40pm on Aug 10, 2022.

Subsequently, the accused ordered the victim to close the door and only the two of them were in the office.

He passed a box that contained a plastic flower and a plush toy to the victim. The accused also asked the victim to call him “daddy” instead of “teacher”.

The act of the accused frightened the victim who later told her mother about what the accused had done.

A police report was lodged and the accused was arrested by the police at the school at about 10am on Aug 24.

Inspector Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily