Monday, August 04, 2008

Racism At Its Worst In Kuala Langat School. Would Hishamuddin Like To Comment?

About 500 angry parents and other members of the Indian community gathered outside a secondary school here on Monday to protest racial slurs and abuse allegedly uttered by a teacher against Indian students recently.

The crowd began gathering outside SMK Telok Panglima Garang’s main entrance near here at noon and dispersed about two hours later.

The headmaster was on leave, so some teachers accepted on his behalf copies of police reports made by a Form Four student and a Form Five student. According to the police reports, the female history teacher had allegedly called Indian students in a Form Four and a Form Five class ‘keling pariah’, ‘Negro’, ‘black monkeys’ as well as other derogatory names.

The teacher had also purportedly said that ‘Indians came from dogs’ and the community members were stupid and prone to thuggery and thievery.

The police reports also alleged that the teacher had said that Indians were the ‘children of prostitutes’ and the community’s youths ‘did not have testicles’ on July 17 and 22, and had also purportedly beaten up some Indians students.

The Form Four student also alleged in his report that the teacher had written the word ‘keling pariah’ on the board and lost her cool when the Indian students in the class told her that they did not like being called names.

Coalition of Malaysian Indian NGOs secretary Gunaraj George, who was among those who handed over the police reports, said that exposure to such abuse would only breed hatred and racial polarisation in schools.

“No one in his or her right frame of mind would have said these things. Given this, the best option would be for the teacher to be assigned to a desk job and not be allowed to be near youngsters anymore,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said the schoolteacher might be sacked if the allegations proved true. The allegations were serious as no one was allowed to insult others, especially in a school environment, said Dr Wee, who was asked to comment on the incident when visiting a nine-year-old accident victim at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru.

He added that the ministry was awaiting an official report before taking any action. (The Star Online)

***** It's a small wonder how such a blatantly racist teacher had survived this long without being detected. Perhaps she had been previously always posted to schools consisting of pupils of only one race.

In a way I feel sorry for her. Having chosen such a noble profession and then to abandon everything good teaching entails and engage in the basest display of human hatred is a sad thing. Sacking her is perhaps not the answer. Maybe she requires psychiatric intervention.

But one thing is sure. There are many, many more like her who have been let loose in our schools and God knows how the education ministry is going to rein them in.
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19 Comments:

Blogger Ravi said...

I would just not bother saying anything to these teachers because of the peanut size brains. Most of them are not fit to be educating our future generation. My wife totally takes charge of the kids school work and she can finish the maths,science and english books within 2 weeks. They go to school simply because of the need to interact with others. I am not surprised with this recent outburst.
What the headmaster/mistress and Minister will do is apologize or simply sweep this under the carpet and call it a mis-understanding. I am sure this incident actually happened but people are not going to own up.

7:55 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, everything will be forgotten before the week is through.

A giant step backwards for Malaysia.

7:59 PM GMT+8  
Blogger chineng said...

Any right mind Malaysian, let alone a teacher would utter such nonsense. I think such person must be mentally ill. As such, he should be sent for medical check up first.

9:16 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sort of teachers are scumbags of the worst order..picking on innocent students to preach their idiotic and perverted teachings.I t is just a reflection of the leaders and polices that are in place.

9:22 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not all Malays have no values and cultureless.
Given these statements she needs to be lynched and stones thrown at her till we free ber of the demons in her.

9:53 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous ruyom said...

It now appears to me that the problem began with the concept of "Ketuanan Melayu".

This concept was introduced around the time when Malaysia was working hard to achieve independence from the British.

As we are all aware, the malays were marginalised in the economic sector and perhaps to a large extend the political side as well.

The malay leaders of the time tried to boost the spirit of the malay community by introducing the concept of "Ketuanan Melayu".

So, the malay leaders at that time used the concept "Ketuanan Melayu" as a rallying point not as a tool to oppress or rid the non-malays, but merely as a cry to prevent the malays from drifting towards oblivion in the era of Malaysia as a country.

While the other concepts ranging from ethnic cleansing to white supremacy are meant to dominate and wipe out the other races, "Ketuanan Melayu" is only meant to help the malays to get to equal footing with the non-malays.

1:59 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Rauff said...

posting on Petaling Street says "Racism At Its Worst In Klang School. Would Hishamuddin Like To Comment?"

And what I find here is Kuala Langat, what gives? Is it an error or just something to hype up more hits to your site?

2:09 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Amin said...

Are you guys out of issues to discuss? I am really disappointed the way this issued is blown up. FYI I am a Malay student back in the early 70s my Chinese maths teacher used to call me and Malay students in my class words 'anjing', 'dogs', lazy and all. Our parents didn't come to the school to demand that Chinese teacher to be removed or punished! To us that's part and parcel of life. It has been more than 30 years now since that incident. I have no grudge what so ever against that teacher. In fact I thank him for that.

It seems that it's all right if non malay utter racist words to malay, but not the other way round! Who's the real racist...? Move on.. get real.

6:49 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Racist At Its Worst in Kuala Langat School....'

If one wants to experience the real meaning of racist, go to the USA now (yes, now in 2008) and do the following (assuming you are either Malays, Chinese or Indians):
a) Try to buy or lease a house/apartment in an all-white neighborhoods.
b) Try dip into a swimming pool in a posh hotel/resorts
c) Try apply for a job in whatever business establishment be it auto garage, grocery store, computer firm etc
d) If your car broke down on a busy highway with your 1-year old and 3-year old kids, try to flag down passing vehicles for help, see if anybody willing to help you.

Go now and tell me your experience. That may give you the real meaning of racist and you may compare to what happen here in this country.

7:16 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Ez said...

Replying to Amin: You know what you experienced in the 70's. It's the 21st century now and it's the other way round. Two wrongs does not make a right and we should discuss this instead of pushing it under the carpet. I believe that the said teacher/s should be sacked. Such behaviour should not be tolerated in a modern civilised society.

8:51 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on BN's past history, she will probably get a good promotion!

11:16 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous bekas pelajar 90'an said...

i believe that only some of the teachers behave as that.being a teacher is a HUGE responsibilty.parent nowadays tend to give it all to the teachers to take care of their childrens but when their childrens are being scold by the teacher then the parents tend to retaliate.

for the aforementioned teacher,sacking is not the option.it's better to go for a shrink to help the teacher out.do counselling.

i am former primary and secondary student from the 90's.i've been scolded and punished many times by my teachers,malay and non-malay.haha.ahhh...the good old days :)

but racism aint the thing to tolerate and compromise.support Colour Blind!

11:21 AM GMT+8  
Blogger colorless said...

What can we expect from Minister of Edu-racism? Such racism is being endorsed years ago before 308. Denial syndrome at its best from Hishamuddin

12:13 PM GMT+8  
Blogger dano said...

What morons we have for teachers! Malaysia Boleh!

12:52 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous kerismudin_OUT said...

Next the teachers will be brandishing keris!

12:53 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous in front of pc said...

i dont see this as a "political" thing as some people might view it that way.this is more towards the individual mindset and the attitude of the teacher itself.maybe the teacher set his/her mind to hate/dislike certain race/religion and that's not supposed to happen.teachers should teaches their pupils/students as best as they and to bring out the best in their pupils/students also.

but kids nowadays are just so rude sometimes.they dare to talk back and "hina" their teachers.so,when kids did that then whose fault is it?who should be blame?

2:23 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Shai-Hulud said...

The hate is imprinted via BTN and is government (BN/Umno) endorsed. Which is financed by the tax payer's money.

This is well known but for people who haven't heard...
http://www.malaysiawaves.com/2008/07/umnos-latest-psy-war-materials-exposed.html

LMAO at amin and Anonymous(7.16am) trying to justify racism and make comparisons. Racism is racism and must not be acceptable let alone tolerated.

If we want to fight racism, first start at home- educate your family members, relatives and friends. Kill the cycle of hate NOW.

8:34 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just immagine a teacher saying all those things.I stongly belive he parents must have been teaching her all these words or maybe she is very angry that day or so because her father or brother is raping and sodomising her daily.Take her for a medical check up and send her to a dog hospital where she learn some manners from the good dogs.First of all check her qualification to become teacher or may so has got her kulitfication to become a teacher.She must be a hipocrate,lunatic,fanatic and a metal person.I will wait for inhell with chittraguptha and vadivellu to toast you in the boiling oil.May the Great Allah protect you and you family from the great pariahs.

10:55 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I as student have been hurt so many time by racism. My parent is teacher is my school and i get the inside scoop of what really goes on. The racial quota of my school is roughly 50% bumiputra and 50% non bumiputra. What hurts the most about this issue is the folks who practice racism do it so openly. My headmistress address students by race during the assembly quote " oi! pelajar cina/india boleh diam tak? This shows that they have no respect for the race what so ever. RACISM STARTS AT HOME AND BREEDS IN SCHOOL!

7:27 PM GMT+8  

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