22 January 2009
A primary school teacher was charged under Section 377C and Section 377A of the Penal Code for sodomising a 14-year-old boy and forcing him to perform oral sex on him.
30-year-old Badrul Akmal Ishak claimed trial yesterday to the charges of committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature at a house in Taman Kembara 2, Rantau Panjang, in August 2008.
If found guilty, Badrul Akmal may be jailed up to 20 years and caned for each charge.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Aimi Syazwani Sarmin proposed to deny Badrul Akmal bail, fearing that he may harass the victim if he is not detained. Badrul Akmal’s counsel, Gerard Lazarus, then argued that his client had not gone near the victim when he was on bail following his arrest.
Judge Yong Zarida decided to fix bail at RM5,000 in one surety for both offences and prohibited Badrul Akmal interacting with the victim in any way. The teacher is also required to report to the nearest police station on the first Saturday of every month until the conclusion of the case. Trial date has been set to 3 March 2009.
The Star Online – Teacher charged with sodomising boy