Maszlee: PPD investigating case of female student beaten by teacher

Maszlee: PPD investigating case of female student beaten by teacher

PUCHONG: The Johor Bahru district education department (PPD) has commenced investigation into the case where a female student was caned by a teacher for allegedly calling the latter ‘ah qua lao shi’ (effeminate teacher) for no reason.

In a statement, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said he had instructed the PPD to get to the bottom of the matter in order mete out justice for both the teacher and student.

“The Johor Bahru PPD has informed me that an investigation is under way and they are also planning to meet the student’s parents,” he said.

Recently, a 2.38-minute video went viral on social media, showing a mother berating a teacher for caning her daughter, leaving her with heavy bruises on her legs and arms.

The teacher alleged that the student had called him ‘effeminate teacher’ but the mother had defended her daughter, saying the latter had apologised for it.

Maszlee said that his ministry is against all sort of violence against students and the matter will be sorted out according to standard operating procedure.

“I also urge all quarters to stop circulating the video in order to protect the teacher and the student’s name.

“Let us allow Johor Bahru PPD to investigate the matter to the best of its ability,” he said.

By G Vinod