Dr Mah: Don't speculate about unvaccinated teacher in Ipoh, wait for report

IPOH: People are urged not to speculate over the case of the unvaccinated teacher who was placed in isolation in a storeroom of a school here, says Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

The Deputy Education Minister said it was best to wait for a complete report over the matter before making any comments.

"It is best not to speculate at this juncture. We will have to look into the complete report first after the investigation into the case," he told reporters after launching the Perak MCA state convention here on Saturday (Nov 27).

Dr Mah said the Ministry’s priority is to always take care of the welfare of all parties, especially students and teachers.

"So until the report is not out, it is pointless to speculate," he said.

On Wednesday (Nov 24), it had been reported that the unvaccinated teacher of SMK St Michael was placed in isolation in a storeroom because the school was following a directive from the Ministry.

The school’s principal Sit Wai Yin had said that the teacher was the only one who has yet to get a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and was therefore not allowed to have face-to-face interactions with other teachers or students.

The teacher had expressed his regret at being isolated because he was not vaccinated.

A video on the issue was uploaded on TikTok on Monday (Nov 22) and received over 1.2 million views.

The St Michael's Institution Board of Governors (BOG) as well as the Parents Teachers' Association had issued a joint statement standing by the action of the principal.

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