Molotov cocktail thrown at school in 'drink urine' case

Molotov cocktail thrown at school in 'drink urine' case
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SUNGAI PETANI - A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the compound of the school where a teacher was accused of telling non-Muslim pupils to drink their urine.

The self-made device fell on the wall near the security guard post at the school entrance at about 10pm on Wednesday.

No one was injured. The police are investigating the matter.

Kedah CID chief Asst Comm Mohd Bashir Ya said two men in their 20s and 30s have been arrested here (Sungai Petani) to facilitate in the investigation.

"The case is investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code for committing mischief by fire," he said.

The teacher, a senior assistant in charge of student affairs, in his 50s, allegedly made the statement in the high-performance school in Sungai Petani during an assembly on June 21.

A complaint letter, written by the Waris Murid-Murid Bukan Islam (Families of non-Muslim students) to the Kedah Education Department director, had since gone viral over social media.

In the letter, it was said that the teacher reminded the non-Muslim pupils not to drink in the class but in the toilet, adding that if they do not have water, they can drink from the pipe or their own urine.

The remarks drew flak from parents and politicians. Deputy Education Minister II P. Kamalanathan had directed the Kedah Education Department to investigate.

On Monday, Kedah Education, Transportation and Housing Committee chairman Datuk Tajul Urus Mat Zain had said the teacher was joking by saying"jangan minum air kencing kamu pula (don't drink your own urine instead)".

It is learnt that the teacher has been transferred to the Kuala Muda District Education office since Tuesday (June 23) until the matter is resolved.

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