malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 06:15 am

Bring to book teachers who sexually harass female students, Suhakam tells education minister

Bring to book teachers who sexually harass female students, Suhakam tells education minister
KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is urging Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin to take firm action against teachers who sexually harass female students. In a statement, its Children’s Commissioner (CC) Professor Datuk Noor Aziah Mohd Awal said...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is urging Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin to take firm action against teachers who sexually harass female students.“Children’s Commissioner (CC) of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is concerned with recent reports of poor conduct of some teachers, tinting the image of this noble profession.“Teachers play an important role in realising the vision of the Education Act 1996 that aims to  develop the potential of individuals in a holistic and integrated manner so as to produce  individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and  harmonious, based on a firm belief in and devotion to God.“The Children’s Commissioner reiterates that the function of schools, the training of teachers and the education system should be reviewed so that vision of the Education Act, as well the principles of the CRC will be achieved,” she said.

In a statement, its Children’s Commissioner (CC) Professor Datuk Noor Aziah Mohd Awal said that teachers must recognise they are role models whose actions have an impact on the lives of the students under their care.“These included teachers’ sexually harassing a student activist on social media by using foul language and body shaming her, and the toxic culture of teachers covering up for one another when a complaint arises,” she said.

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