Salam merdeka,

Isu seorang guru sekolah menengah "menyerang" pelajar dengan kata-kata yang "tidak dapat diterima" .......... sudah mendapat penyelesaian???

Menurut sebuah artikel di NST hari ini, guru tersebut mendapat perintah untuk pindah ke smart school yang secara "kebetulan" dekat dengan rumah beliau (Racial abuse teacher gets ‘a better deal’) . Di media online malaysiakini , pemuda MIC mengatakan bahawa "ini" tidak dapat diterima sebagai hukuman yang wajar kepada guru tersebut. (MIC Youth bureau: 'Racist' teacher deserves sterner lesson)

Setiap berita dan artikel yang saya baca mengenai isu ini berbunyi seperti "Racial slurs by a malay teacher on indian student" . mmmmmm...... kalau dilihat dari aspek ini, masalah ini sulit sekali dapat diselesaikan tanpa "kerugian". Kerugian kepada siapa? kerugian kepada usaha memantapkan perpaduan antara rakyat malaysia.

Pada pendapat saya, ini adalah satu case dimana seorang guru ( rakyat malaysia) menyerang seorang pelajar dan keluarganya ( rakyat malaysia) dengan kata- kata yang tidak sopan dan lucah. Ini jelas melanggar code of ethics seorang guru. Jadi apakah hukumannya?

Is it that simple? well why not?

The teacher had since been transferred to another school in the same district, but the bureau argued that this was not a form of punishment at all.

In a statement, bureau chief M Saravanan expressed dissatisfaction with the Education Ministry regarding this matter.

"This is an issue which touches on racial sentiments. It does not involve an individual but refers to a large number of Indian students.

"The teacher's apology to the students and parents involved is not the best solution and does not diminish the gravity of her action," he said.

"Transferring (to another school) is not a form of punishment or harsh (enough) punishment for a teacher who crossed the boundaries," - MR M.Saravanan (Pemuda MIC)
(MIC Youth bureau: 'Racist' teacher deserves sterner lesson)


The 35-year-old history teacher from SM Telok Panglima Garang was not only transferred to a smart school but to one located nearer her house.

To add insult to injury, no disciplinary action was taken against her.

It is understood that her letter of transfer stated that she was being transferred due to concerns for her security and not because she had committed an offence.
(Racial abuse teacher gets ‘a better deal’)


Here is a teacher who has been emtrusted to educate and nurture our children to be good citizens. She is not an ordinary lady, sorry, women that we bumped into at the pasar malam and shouted racial abuses at us. She is a teacher. A role model. Paid salary with the tax-payers money. Our money.

On the same issue, another cause for concern is the deafening silence by our malay brothers both from BN and BR. We could have sent a clear signal that we are moving away from racial politics if any of our malay brothers had stood up and said what she did was wrong. As simple as that. Please tell me if there had been any such statement as i could have missed it. - Mr. S. Murugesan (MIC CWC Member)

(Don't Sweep it Under the Carpet - Punish Her!)

The MIC Youth Education Bureau will be calling for a press conference together with the parents and the PIBG representatives to demand that disciplinary action be taken against the teacher.

Mr. M.Saravanan ( MIC Youth Education Bureau) will be meeting the Minister of Education YB Dato Seri Hishamuddin personally to convey the people's dissatisfaction and present a memorandum pressing for harsher punishment.


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gunamal said...

we wonder mana pegi "DCM perpaduan" Prof ramasamy??

none of the PR indian leaders got the guts to speek up i see...

btw, what happend to the great samy ha? y no news at all? apa jadi machi?

telur dua said...

This is the Education Ministry's way of showing you guys the middle finger.

Who is the Minister in charge? Do yourselves a favour, make sure he is not voted back in ever again.

Anonymous said...

I got quite angry when I read this and but soon the anger turned to determination, and determination to hard work and I downloaded some course material from the US and will hope to improve my skills and not be distracted by this.
Distraction is easy, anger and frustration come hand in hand, but put your mind to some thing, work hard at it and resist.
And do yourself the favour by not discussing this with your family and friends, be like the Germans after World War I, they never discussed the great tragedy but worked their asses out to become a powerful nation, (of course they later blew it,...)

Mangga said...

The Star

THE most important asset of a country is not its natural resources but its human resources. This is especially true in a knowledge-based economy, which will be the trend in future if it is not already the trend in most Western countries.

My daughter, who is in her final year studying medicine in Auckland, told me that a team of Singapore recruitment officers just visited Auckland and talked to the Malaysian students there, offering jobs and training prospects for the final year students.

My daughter also said that over the last few years, quite a number of her Malaysian seniors, after graduating from medical courses in New Zealand, have gone to Singapore to work as house officers and subsequently stayed back for their postgraduate training. Similar teams have gone to Australia and UK to recruit Malaysians to work in Singapore.

Our government unveiled plans last March to spend US$553.3mil over five years to boost research, attract foreign investment and build new facilities. But such efforts are going to waste unless it can retain more talented people.

Iskandar Mizal, head of the state-run Malaysian Biotech Corporation which oversees the Government’s strategy, was quoted as saying that by the time we have the research environment in place, every other country would have taken a slice of the biotech investment pie.

We have a serious problem and the problem is brain drain. Why are Malaysians overseas not coming back to work? Well, pay may be part of the reasons but it is not the main reason.

The Singapore recruitment team offers Malaysian students a salary several times more than what they would expect to get in Malaysia. For example, Singapore pays S$40,000 a year for houseman after tax (equivalent to RM86,000), which is about five times the pay of a houseman in Malaysia.

But, as I say, pay is not the main problem. Living expenses overseas are higher and for a person working overseas, the loneliness and the stress level are also much higher. So not everyone opts to work overseas because of pay; many would not mind working for lower pay if they can stay near their loved ones.

Why do people choose to work overseas away from their loved ones? Malaysia has many state-of-the-art hospitals and research centres, which may even be the envy of many overseas countries. But hardware alone will not attract these experts to come home.

In the medical fields, I have so many friends and classmates working overseas, many in world-renowned medical centres. Some of my classmates and friends did come back as specialists but after working a few years – many lasted only a few months - most got disillusioned and went off.

There is really not much prospect of career advancement here. How many can hope to become a professor even when they are acknowledged experts in their field? On the other hand, others are promoted to professorship for doing much less.

How many of them can have any say about how things are to be run? How many of them can blend into the local team where the work attitude is vastly different from overseas? There is an unwritten rule that the head of the team has to be someone from a certain ethnic group who may not even be half as good as you.

In everyday life, some become disillusioned with the corruption, red tape and tidak apa attitude of the officialdom. For an overseas doctor applying to come home to work, the application for approval can take up to six months whereas Singapore sends teams to recruit them on the spot, giving them the forms to fill and offering them jobs immediately as long as they pass their final examination. See the difference?

It is the sense of being wanted and being appreciated that make these people stay overseas. Back here, they are often made to feel they are of a lower class. They do not feel wanted and they do not feel appreciated and that is the main reason.

It is really sad. Parents spend huge amounts of money educating their children, but the ones who stand to benefit are the Singaporeans, Americans, Australians and the British. For as long as race politics is not done away with, the problem of brain drain will continue and Malaysia will always fall behind advanced countries, no matter how many twin towers and Putrajayas we build.


Mangga said...

Hi Punithan,
Sorry for the long cut n pase comment. I figured since you will be graduating soon, that the article coming from a parent of a recently graduate doctor from auckland should interest you. Ya, those are questions you need to answer for your self. Will you be content with just being a GP in public/private hospital or maybe you will pursue to be a specialist. If u choose the later you could earn up to 200k to 300k
a year in msia. You must also think of your unborn children. Your grandparents came to msia bcoz of a dream of better future for themselves and their offspring. Now you must answer whether msia will have a future for indians. If not, you must not dismiss the possibility of migrating for the future of your unborn children. Every generation must strive to better themselves. Do not think migration is betrayal, bcoz our great grandparents migrated from tamil nadu. If they remain, they might not have made it. Bcoz they did, we are in a better position in life.