Ustaz claims trial to charge of gross indecency

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Jan 4: An ustaz or religious teacher claimed trial to a charge of committing gross indecency on his student in the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Ahmad Firdaus Yusuf, 31, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Magistrate Afidah Abdul Rahman.

He was allowed to be released on a bail of RM2,000 with one local surety.

According to the charge sheet, he was allegedly found to have committed gross indecency by asking his then 17-year-old student to insert his private part into his anus, in a toilet of Masjid Al-Musttaqim Kota Samarahan, in June 2019.

He was charged under Section 377D of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of two years. — DayakDaily