Primary school teacher who allegedly molested nine students transferred

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said a total 15 cases of teachers molesting students were made between 2010 and October this year. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said a total 15 cases of teachers molesting students were made between 2010 and October this year. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — A teacher who allegedly molested nine students at a Tamil primary school in Hulu Selangor has been transferred to another school.

The Star Online reported Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid as saying that the teacher was moved out of the school and is currently being “monitored” by district and state education officers.

“The ministry is working closely with the police to resolve the case according to the law,” Mahdzir was reported saying in a written reply to Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Kulai) in the Dewan Rakyat today.

He said a total 15 cases of teachers molesting students were made between 2010 and October this year, adding that the teachers involved had been transferred to other schools and were subjected to counselling and close monitoring.

“Disciplinary action against them is determine on the courts,” Mahdzir was quoted saying, adding that the victims were also given counselling.

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