Report lodged with Perak MACC over power abuse by state Education Dept officer

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

IPOH (Bernama): A report has been lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged power abuse by an officer at the Perak Education Department involving the placement of headmasters at three Chinese-national types schools in Kinta Utara district.

The report was lodged by state Education action committee chairman Omar Bakar at the MACC office here on Tuesday (March 5).

Omar, when met by reporters, said the report was lodged after receiving information on alleged corruption by an officer at the primary school unit of the school management sector at the state Education Department.

This is allegedly over the transfer and placement of headmasters at three Grade A schools.

He claimed the officer concerned was alleged to have received payment in doing so.

"It is learnt that the high performing schools have vacancies, so headmasters from Batang Padang and Teluk Intan (in the Hilir Perak district) have filled forms to be transferred to the schools concerned, when there are many teachers in the Kinta Utara district who are more senior and qualified (for the posts)," he added. - Bernama


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