Leaders upset over purported student harassment by teachers

Leaders upset over purported student harassment by teachers

PETALING JAYA- Allegations of student harassment by teachers at SK Seri Pristana of Sungai Buloh, Selangor, must be thoroughly investigated, said Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan.

"Such reports, if any, must be investigated to unearth the truth," he said when contacted.

The school made headlines when a parent shared photographs of non-Muslim children eating in a changing room that was used as a makeshift canteen during Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.

Since then, three non-Muslim students have already been transferred out of the school by their parents.

According to a group of parents, more students are expected to be moved out from the school unless the Government takes a firm stand against the alleged harassment of these children.

MCA has also hit out at the school for the alleged maltreatment of students.

"Educationists should serve as mentors and caring protectors of children instead of scaring them away from school and education," said MCA publicity chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie.

MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong criticised the headmaster for allowing police to question its students.

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