Wednesday January 9, 2013
FB ‘friend’ threatens teacher who posed nude for him
By R.S.N. MURALI
MALACCA: A 48-year-old nursery teacher is in trouble after posing nude for a male Facebook friend whom she befriended only a month ago.
The man, believed to be a foreigner, is now demanding RM40,000 from her, failing which her nude video would be posted on her friends' Facebook accounts and YouTube.
The teacher lodged a police report at Sungai Udang here on Monday, claiming that the man made a video call to her on Sunday and requested that she take off her clothes and in return he would do the same.
The man later sent the teacher the video recording of her in the nude and gave her two days to raise the money to prevent the clip from being posted on the Internet.
But that is not the end of the teacher's problem she now may face disciplinary action because she used a computer at the government-run nursery where she works to pose for her cyber boyfriend.
State Education, Youth and Sport Committee chairman Datuk Gan Tian Loo said the teacher could face disciplinary action for misusing government facilities.
He said while he sympathised with the problem faced by the teacher after being threatened by her new boyfriend, her use of government facilities for personal matters was against work ethics.
“How can she use the computer at the nursery to pose for a nude video? As a teacher, she should have known better,” he said yesterday.
He said that although the teacher was alone in the nursery when she posed nude for her cyber friend, it was still unacceptable because she was involved in teaching pre-schoolers.
The case, he said, could also prompt the state Education Department to bar teaching staff from surfing social media sites at workplaces.
The teacher in her police report alleged that her Facebook boyfriend claimed that the RM40,000 was to stop a syndicate member who specialised in hacking and extracting personal data posted in Facebook from re-posting her nude videos.
She also claimed that she received SMSes from two handphone numbers on Monday, reminding her that she had until today to deposit the money into a bank account.