Education Ministry probing claims of teacher biting students in Kelantan

BUTTERWORTH: The Education Ministry is conducting a detailed investigation into the incident in which students were left traumatised and emotionally distraught after allegedly being bitten by a male teacher at a school in Kelantan, which went viral on social media on Sunday (July 9).

Its deputy minister Lim Hui Ying said the ministry took the allegations seriously and would take appropriate action if the incident proved to be true.

"The ministry has identified the post uploaded on Facebook alleging the incident. The incident should not have occurred. We are investigating further and will take appropriate action.

"I would like to stress that ministry will never compromise on such issues," she told reporters after her working visit to the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bagan Jaya on Monday (July 10).

Lim was commenting on a woman’s statement claiming that her son felt afraid to go to school because he was often bitten by a male teacher.

She claimed that her son was not the only victim as it had also occurred to several other students.

During her visit, Lim said that the ministry had approved RM500,000 for the upgrading and maintenance of SMK Bagan Jaya.

Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng, who was also present, contributed RM200,000 for the repair of toilets and installation of air-conditioners in the staff room.- Bernama

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