KUALA LUMPUR - The teacher involved in a student’s recent attempted suicide case fears for her safety after receiving hate messages and death threats, with some netizens even sharing her picture online.
National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Harry Tan said the public should let justice run its course, adding that both the teacher and her husband are members of the union.
“We’ve met with them and they’ve given their side of the story.
“They have lodged a police report and given their full cooperation to investigators.
“Please stop hurling abuse at them and making threats. Some have even shared the teacher’s photo on social media, which is very traumatic for the family,” he said yesterday.
Appealing to the authorities to act swiftly, he said the NUTP was deeply saddened by the tragic death of 14-year-old M. Vasantha Piriya in Penang last week, and would provide “full assistance” to ensure justice for all parties.
He also reminded the union’s 200,000 members to always be vigilant of their students’ behaviour.