Maths teacher who pinched pupil's ear charged

PETALING JAYA - A Mathematics teacher was charged in a magistrate's court here with causing hurt to a Year Three pupil by pinching her ear.

Siti Noorhidayani Mohd Salamun, 27, allegedly committed the offence at a school at 8.10am on June 16 last year.

She claimed trial to the charge of voluntarily causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Natasha Chin Le JY proposed bail at RM1,500 (S$476).

In asking for a lower bail, counsel Mohd Fadhly Yaacob said his client has been working as a teacher for three years.

"She is now teaching at a school in Putrajaya," Mohd Fadhly said.

Magistrate Datin Fadzlin Suraya Mohd Suah allowed bail at RM1,500 and set Apr 7 for mention.

Siti Noorhidayani posted bail.