Monday, August 4, 2008

History teacher Hurls and Insult Indians : Malaysia

In education, a teacher is one who shapes students or pupils to be a good citizen and even leaders of a country. They are a role model in school, as well as in a family, religious or in community.

But what happened in SMK Teluk Panglima Garang is totally opposite of this sacred profession's nature.

A history teacher insulted Indians student by using abusive words such as 'dog' , 'prostitute', 'keling' and so on.

Can we call this person a teacher??? or best called monster?

This is how they shape up Malaysian children. Politics, economy, education and everything full with racist practice and racial insult. The minority in Malaysia especially Indians often become victim of this shameful practice.

I don't wish to comment much for this is not only an insult for the students but for the entire Indian community in Malaysia and the world. This person must be banned immediately from handling students and must be sacked from the post, sued and jailed.

I call the International community to condemns the act of this irresponsible teacher.

Checkout the school's teachers list click here.



"About 500 angry parents and other members of the Indian community gathered outside a secondary school here on Monday to protest racial slurs and abuse allegedly uttered by a teacher against Indian students recently.

The crowd began gathering outside SMK Telok Panglima Garang’s main entrance near here at noon and dispersed about two hours later.

The headmaster was on leave, so some teachers accepted on his behalf copies of police reports made by a Form Four student and a Form Five student. According to the police reports, the female history teacher had allegedly called Indian students in a Form Four and a Form Five class ‘keling pariah’, ‘Negro’, ‘black monkeys’ as well as other derogatory names.

The teacher had also purportedly said that ‘Indians came from dogs’ and the community members were stupid and prone to thuggery and thievery.

The police reports also alleged that the teacher had said that Indians were the ‘children of prostitutes’ and the community’s youths ‘did not have testicles’ on July 17 and 22, and had also purportedly beaten up some Indians students.

The Form Four student also alleged in his report that the teacher had written the word ‘keling pariah’ on the board and lost her cool when the Indian students in the class told her that they did not like being called names.

Coalition of Malaysian Indian NGOs secretary Gunaraj George, who was among those who handed over the police reports, said that exposure to such abuse would only breed hatred and racial polarisation in schools.

“No one in his or her right frame of mind would have said these things. Given this, the best option would be for the teacher to be assigned to a desk job and not be allowed to be near youngsters anymore,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said the school teacher might be sacked if the allegations proved true.

The allegations were serious as no one was allowed to insult others, especially in a school environment, said Dr Wee, who was asked to comment on the incident when visiting a nine-year-old accident victim at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru.

He added that the ministry was awaiting an official report before taking any action."

Quoted from Star

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