KUANTAN: A teacher has been released on police bail pending the prosecutions decision to charge him under one of two laws for allegedly having and distributing nude pictures of singers Linda Rafar and KRUs Edry Abdul Halim.
The prosecution has yet to decide whether to charge the 53-year-old man under the Penal Code or Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
The man, who teaches at a secondary school in Teluk Sisek here, was released at 4.30pm yesterday.
Kuantan Deputy OCPD Acting Supt Mohd Yusoff Disa said the teacher was supposed to be charged under the Penal Code.
However, the Deputy Public Prosecutor decided to make an amendment to the charge under the Communications and Multimedia Act which carries a heavier penalty.
We will rearrest the suspect after we receive instructions from the DPP, he said here.
On Nov 22, Linda, 25, lodged a report at the Shah Alam police headquarters after 11 images of a nude body bearing her face were uploaded on a website recently.
There were also pictures of her and Edry. Both claimed that the pictures were doctored.
The teacher arrived at the courthouse before 9am yesterday and was placed in the lock-up.
His case was to have been mentioned at 2pm but his counsel Bob Arumugam told reporters that he had yet to be informed when his client would be charged.
The man later boarded a police van and was taken to the district police headquarters where he was released.
The teacher was detained on Nov 28 and police seized a computer, modem and compact disc from his house in Jalan Telok Sisek.