Some of us may have mistakenly called our teachers “mommy” in primary school… no? Just me? Okay. But things are seen in a more serious light when it isn’t an innocent reflection of role-modelling.
On August 10, a primary school teacher told his student to start calling him “daddy” instead of his usual title.
A science and physical education teacher had ordered the 12-year-old pupil to see him in his office at the school on 10 August at 4.40pm.
He asked the pupil to close the door behind her and gave her a box of plastic flowers and a toy. It was then that he asked her to call him “daddy”, instead of “teacher.”
The young girl told four of her friends about what happened and one of their parents reported the incident to the authorities.
He was arrested at the primary school on 24 August. The 52-year-old was ordered by a magistrates’ court in Kuching to enter a peace bond of RM1,000…