MALACCA - A pre-schooler is alleged to have forced a five-year-old girl in the same kindergarten to perform oral sex on him.
The boy then performed the same act on the girl, according to a police report lodged by her mother.
News of the alleged incident on Monday shocked many here, including Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
State deputy CID chief Supt P.R. Gunarajan said police were investigating the alleged incident following the police report lodged by the girl's mother.
In her report, the 34-year-old nurse said the boy, also aged five, had forced her daughter to perform sexual acts in the toilet of the kindergarten in Paya Rumput during recess from 10am to 10.30am.
She claimed the acts were witnessed by two other children, who were also in the toilet at the time.
The mother, who lodged the report at the Tanjung Minyak police station at 4pm, also sent her daughter to the Malacca Hospital for a medical examination.
It is learnt that the medical check-up produced negative results in terms of sexual penetration.
State officials said that Idris was both shocked and upset when he first heard about the case.
Malacca Action Group for Parents in Education (Magpie) chairman Mak Chee Kin said that the trend of such cases involving children was worrying.
He said that children could be exposed to pornography from various sources.
"It all boils down to lack of supervision by parents.
"It is unbelievable that a child can go to such extremes," he added.