KUALA LUMPUR - Malacca's education department has been instructed to investigate an allegation that a disciplinary teacher had called a primary school pupil a prostitute, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap.
"The department can take action against the teacher, if the offence is true, under the General Orders Chapter D," she told a press conference at the Parliament lobby here Tuesday.
General Orders Chapter D under the Federal Constitution deals with the conduct and discipline of government servants.
Under the order, any public servant found guilty of a disciplinary offence may be subject to among others, a warning, fine, stripped of emolument rights, demotion or fired, depending on the severity of the offence.
It was reported that a 12-year-old pupil from Batu Berendam, Malacca has alleged that her school disciplinary teacher called her a prostitute.
She alleged that the female teacher had wrongly assumed she was part of a rowdy group of male classmates that had created problems for another teacher.