Form 5 student Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam has received a letter of demand this afternoon from a male teacher for purportedly defaming him by alleging that he had made lewd jokes in class.
The teen and both her parents were named as respondents in the letter, which demanded, among others, an apology and monetary compensation of RM1 million. Failure to fulfil the demands will result in further legal action.
“So, currently we are seeking advice on what to do next,” said Saiful Nizam, Ain’s father, when contacted by Malaysiakini today.
He added the letter contained five demands.
Earlier, Ain had tweeted that she had received a letter of demand for “defamatory statements”.
“In the letter, Ain is given seven days for all these demands, among which is to pay RM1 million in compensation.
On April 24, Ain posted a video on TikTok where she said a male teacher had made jokes about rape during a physical and health education class, prompting widespread outrage on social media.
This included telling the boys in class that if they commit rape, they should target those above 18.
Since going public with her story, Ain has gained supporters but also suffered through criticisms and threats, including a rape threat from a fellow classmate, who later apologised for his remark. – Malaysiakini