Unvaxxed teacher left in storeroom case under probe

IPOH: It is pointless to speculate over the case of an unvaccinated teacher placed in isolation in a storeroom of a school, says Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon (pic).

The Deputy Education Minister said it was best to wait for a full report on the matter before making further 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 yesterday.

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

On Wednesday, several media reports emerged that an unvaccinated teacher of SMK St Michael here was placed in isolation in a storeroom because the school was following a directive from the ministry.

The school’s principal, Sit Wai Yin, said that the teacher was the only one who had 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 expressed his regret at being isolated because he was not vaccinated.

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

The St Michael’s Institution Board of Governors as well as the Parent Teacher’s Association had issued a joint statement endorsing the action of the principal.

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