More cases of racist teachers

Parents: Teachers targeting Indian pupils

  More cases of teachers picking on Indian students here have emerged.

Several parents of children attending a primary school here have lodged police reports since November last year alleging that five teachers in the school had physically and verbally abused Indian students.

R. Sathasnam, 52, said he and another parent had complained to the school’s administration repeatedly but the abuses continued.

He alleged that these five teachers regularly hit the students and told them to transfer out of the school, as they (the teachers) were “fed-up of seeing their faces”.

“One of the teachers called some Indian students derogatory names ,” alleged Sathasnam.

He alleged that many Indian students were slapped, kicked, punched and caned by these teachers for misdemeanours such as talking while lining-up to enter the classroom.

“My 10-year-old son was lifted-up by the ears by a male teacher and slapped and kicked for talking before entering the classroom after recess in February,” alleged Sathasnam.

He claimed his son’s ears turned blue-black and his cheeks swelled after the beating. When he rushed his son to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, the doctor there advised him to file a police report.

Another parent R. Viganaspary, 40, said her son was repeatedly hit on the head with a rolled-up newspaper and caned on the legs for not having a particular exercise book.

Meanwhile, Coalition of Malaysian Indian NGOs secretary Gunaraj George, who met Sathasnam and Viganaspary recently, said the coalition would present a memorandum on the matter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi soon.

“These are young impressionable children and the alleged incidents will only teach them to hate,” said Gunaraj.

When contacted, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator T. Murugiah said he would speak to the principal next week when school reopens.

Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said he would comment only after he had seen copies of the police reports.

The alleged incident in the primary school comes on the heels of the transfer of a teacher from a secondary school in Banting. The teacher is facing an inquiry after she admitted to levelling racial slurs against Indian students.

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2 comments on “More cases of racist teachers
  1. Nasarudin says:

    I believed that is only a rare incident and not a collective punishment. The matter should be investigated throughly. However, I am not surprise at all that racist incident happen or continue to happened. As a Malay, I have experienced many racist remark and punishment from my non-Malay teachers both Indian and Chinese. Malays in my school then (ABS) were degraded to, not fit to learn maths and sciences but fit only for black hole of calcutta. We were denied from making use of library facility and not allowed to do science experiment just because the teacher ( FSK, ONS, J*) says Malays are stupid. These brainwashing of Malays student in that school were going on for years from my sisters’ time to my time…to my brothers time in that school. We were so used to that environment and had no avenue to complaints. Who cares for us Malays students from the kampong. We suffer in silents. I still remember,my year, all Malays fail the form 5 exam. not because we stupid but we were conditioned by some non-Malays teachers at that school then. The ugly things is that, I never hated them and I never hated my Chinese and Indian classmates. I still remain friend with some of them. Some years back I bump into one of the teacher FSK, wished him, not hate him, tough he hardly remebers me. I am sharing my experience because even today Malays also experience racist remarks be it in school, work place and public area. Whatever, wherever and whoever suffers similar incident should report the case and action must be taken to investigate the case seriously and thoroughly.But please, never try to imply that it is a collective action, let alone an organised situation.Because for every action there is reaction. Therefore, investigation and punishement should not limited to only investigating cases where non Malays were victims but also cases where the Malays were victims themselves. The political leaders mustn’t be biased where the non-Malays were protected and Malays slighted. Only caring and understanding can ensure harmony and prosperity.

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