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Remand for teacher in molest case extended

KAJANG: The remand order against a religious primary school teacher in a molest case involving six male students has been extended.

Magistrate’s court registrar Sharifah Fazilah Zulkifli allowed the application to extend the remand on the 29-year-old teacher from a school in Bandar Baru Bangi until Thursday.

On Friday, police obtained a four-day remand order on the teacher, which expired on Monday, after he was arrested.

The incident was highlighted after the father of a 12-year-old boy lodged a police report on Wednesday on the alleged incident which occurred last month. It was reported that the boy told his father that the teacher had touched his penis while he was reading.

Since then, it is believed that five others have come forward alleging incidents of molest by the male teacher.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Othman Nanyan said that parents of the students involved in the case decided to lodge police reports after the school allegedly failed to take action despite being told of the incident about a week prior.

“We received six police reports from parents and legal guardians of the students.

“So far, six pupils have come forward to give statements claiming they were molested by the suspect while they were in the school since 2014,” he said yesterday.

Meanwhile, in Bukit Mertajam, police have remanded the 48-year-old man who allegedly murdered his older brother outside his house in Kampung Samagagah, Permatang Pauh on Sunday.

Assistant court registrar Nor Hapipah Abdullah allowed police to detain him until Thursday for investigation.

The suspect is alleged to have murdered his brother Lim Poh Hau, 59, following an argument.

Police arrested him at the scene at about 7.50am and also seized a fire extinguisher.

Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the post mortem result showed that the victim was a heart patient.

“It is possible that he had a heart attack during the fight,” he said in a statement.

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