After the prosecution failed to establish a case against him, a former principal of a school in Permatang Tok Jaya has been acquitted of sexually abusing an 11-year-old student at a school in Penang four years ago.
Zainuren Mohamed, 58, was originally charged with perpetrating against four students from his school – two boys aged 13 and two others aged 11 and 14 – between April 6 and October 10, 2018.
He entered a not guilty plea under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offenses Against Children Act of 2017.
The nature of the allegation was not clarified, as is customary in cases under this section. He was later granted bail for RM57,000.
Last year, the prosecution chose to drop three of the defendants from the charge: two 13-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy. He also pleaded not guilty to these charges when he was brought to the Sessions Court in Butterworth on January 29, 2019.
If convicted, the…