Chinese primary schools in Kuala Lumpur are facing a shortage of teachers, reported China Press.
About 80 to 100 teachers in the schools here got transfers when school started, causing more vacancies in the city waiting to be filled.
Sources claimed that the Education Department did not fill up the posts, forcing some schools to hire temporary teachers.
Federal Territory Education Department director Datin Nawal Salleh could not be reached for comment.
The United Chinese School Teachers' Association (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said the association did not receive any complaint about the matter, adding that he was told that the posts had been filled.
The department should have settled the transfer before the new school term started, Ong said.