Rotan rules are ‘old school’


KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry’s guidelines on school caning, which date back to 1959, should be revised to reflect changes that have taken place since then, said the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP).

Its secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng said the guidelines, which were based on the Education Rules (School Discipline) 1959 and outlined in a circular dated Oct 29, 2003, were outdated.

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