PETALING JAYA: Teacher Mohd Fadhli Salleh who has questioned several issues affecting pupils has caught the attention of Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Md Jidin.
Fadhli is allegedly facing disciplinary action, including being sacked or demoted, after questioning the advanced learning syllabus, the issue of heavy bags and the large number of pupils in classes.
Radzi, via a post on his Facebook account Sunday (Oct 16), said that the meeting would enable him to know more about the issues raised.
Fadhli, a mathematics teacher at a primary school in Gombak, had questioned the proposed action as he was not involved in any disciplinary problems involving the parents of pupils.
"So the question is, the Education Ministry wants to sack me for honesty and speaking the truth," The Star's Malay online portal mStar quoted him as saying on Sunday (Oct 16).
"Let me face this, as if there is no one who dares to speak; these issues will continue until the future.
"Do not question me about not going through the proper channels, as I have exhausted all avenues.”
The Education Ministry in a letter had said Fadhli may face action for not going through the proper channels in voicing his dissatisfaction.
The letter said action can be taken against Fadhli for contravening Regulation 19(1)(c) Public Officers Regulation (Conduct and Discipline) 1993.
Meanwhile, Education director-general Datuk Pkharuddin Ghazali said, in a Facebook Live broadcast Sunday, that the Education Ministry had taken note of the situation on social media.
"The letter sent to Fadhli does not mean that action has already been taken by the disciplinary board," he said.
He added that the letter was, instead, intended to inform Fadhli of the complaints against him received by the disciplinary board.
It also informs him of the need to send his representation or a written reply to the board.
"The disciplinary board received Fadhli's representation on Oct 14 and is scheduled to meet on Oct 17 to address the issue," PKharuddin said.
The teacher’s statement on Facebook was so far shared by 79,000 internet users with 25,000 comments.
In his latest post, Fadhli said he would meet Radzi at some point in time.