How can a teacher who is suppose to teach our young Malaysian kids to be in harmony with other races be a racist himself/herself ?
The teacher who uttered racial slurs against a group of Indian students in Banting recently literally get away free and has only been given an administrative warning and transferred to another school.
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‘Racial slur’ teacher transferred
PETALING JAYA: The teacher who uttered racial slurs against a group of Indian students in Banting recently has been given an administrative warning and transferred to another school.
Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said all parties agreed that the issue had been resolved and hoped they would not raise the issue again.
“The Kuala Langat district education office also obtained the assistance of Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator T. Murugiah on Aug 5 to set up a meeting between the parents and teachers,” he said in a statement.
Alimuddin said the state education department’s disciplinary committee decided that the teacher be given the warning.
“As one of the steps taken to cool down the issue, the teacher was placed temporarily in the Selangor education department’s counselling unit. The department counsellor will be working with her,” he said.
Two students from SMK Telok Panglima Garang recently lodged police reports against the teacher, alleging she had made derogatory remarks about Indian students and called them unflattering names.
Angry parents and other members of the Indian community had gathered outside the school to protest against the teacher.
“The ministry regrets the incident which occurred during a class at the school on July 18. It also caused dissatisfaction among the parents at the school,” said Alimuddin.
National Union of the Teaching Profession secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng when contacted, said a teacher must be professional at all times when teaching students.
Teachers have responsibilities to their students and should not mix this up with emotion, she added.
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