Last Updated: June 27th, 2017
Have you heard about the controversial story, Daphne Iking, Two Men And Her Baby scandal?
When you mention the name Dahlia Abdullah, it doesn’t ring a bell to most Malaysians.
But when you say Daphne Eleanor Iking, it would definitely elicit cheeky sniggers or loud roaring laughter.
Well, it’s not because Daphne is a funny lass from Sabah (though she had attempted standup comedy once).
Before that this former TV personality was the talk or rather the laughter of the town.
Daphne Iking, Two Men And Her Baby Scandal
She was embroiled in the scandalous and also amusing enticement case between her then-husband Ryan Chong Yiing Yih and the dashing Darren Choy Khin Ming.
Daphne is the reason which got her former husband, Ryan Chong Yiing Yih to file a private summons against corporate figure Darren Choy Khin Ming, under Section 498 of the Penal Code for “enticing or taking away or detaining with a criminal intent a married woman”.
During the court trail in 2010, Chong told the Magistrates Court that he saw Darren Choy kissing Iking on the cheek, at the Arrival Hall of the KL International Airport (KLIA) in 2008.
It was three hours later, Chong said he sought an explanation from them. However, they denied having an affair.
Her former husband Chong filed a case against Darren Choy for seducing Iking with the intention of having sexual intercourse with her at Plaza Condominium, Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, between July 2007 and September 2008.
Chong also told the court that he had found many e-mail correspondence between Choy and Iking on her computer.
Ultimately, Darren Choy Khin Ming was acquitted Monday of enticing Daphne Iking, after he agreed to apologize to her ex-husband for causing him embarrassment over the affair.
Chong said he had no regret in pursuing the case.
Interestingly, Daphne Iking said that she has nothing to DO with the controversial enticement case.
To quote from a local daily, the Malay Mail: “This is not my case. It’s funny, my name is associated with the case, but I have got nothing to DO with it and therefore I will not be present at any of the hearings”
I know many of you kei-poh (nosey) Malaysians would say it was the private “DOINGS” which erupted into a public scandal.
Then of course, the fun or rather the embarrassing part was the question of who is the biological father of the innocent baby girl Isobel Daniella.
Isobel Daniella Not Chong Or Choy’s Child
As you have already known, both men said that they are NOT the biological father of Daphne’s child Isobel Daniella.
So, who is actually the real father of Daphne’s child?
Ultimately, the whole scandalous saga reached an out-of-court settlement, which involved a public apology by Darren Choy to Ryan Chong.
It was reported in The Star, Chong found out Isobel Daniella Iking is not your daughter through reading emails (67 pages) between Daphne and Darren.
In some of the emails there were mentions about the identity of the baby’s father. Darren wrote “it is mine”.
And Daphne wrote “don’t tell my friends that it might be yours”.
So Chong got suspicious and he took the baby to a pathologist without Daphne’s knowledge and did a DNA test on her.
He said he cried for days after finding out he is not the biological father of Isobel Daniella.
Daphne Iking has moved on. Daphne Iking masuk Islam (converted to Muslim) and changed her name to Daphne is Dahlia Abdullah.
Presently she is happily married to a Malay businessman Azmi Abdul Rahman, aka Joe.
Now baby Isobel has a father or rather a step-father to call her own.
Chong Versus Choy
Interestingly, Daphne or Dahlia Eleanor Iking said that the whole entertaining enticement case was amusing and has nothing to “DO” with her.
In a way, it’s true.
She just got “caught in between“.