A teacher was arrested for molesting his eight-year-old student at a primary school in Batu Niah, Miri on 24 April
China Press reported that the incident was uncovered by the victim's mother when the girl insisted on wearing extra underwear before going to school
The report stated that the victim begged her mother to let her wear extra underwear before agreeing to go to school.
After being questioned by her mother, the victim admitted that a teacher at her school had been touching her privates in a classroom, and warned her not to tell anyone about the act.
On 25 April, parents of 12 other students from the same school lodged reports against the teacher for molesting their children
"So far, 13 victims aged between eight to 11 from Year Two to Five of a primary school in Batu Niah have come forward," Dev was quoted as saying by Bernama. All incidents were claimed to have happened when the victims were in Year One to Two.
On top of that, the teacher allegedly recorded parts of victims' bodies using his mobile phone.
"The mobile phone of the suspect had been seized for forensic analysis," Dev added, before stating that the teacher is being detained for seven days until 1 May.