"balik cina" remarks

SUNGAI PETANI (Aug 22, 2010): ANGRY parents want the head of a secondary school in Bukit Selambau, Kedah to be transferred over his allegedly racist remarks to Chinese students.

In the incident on Wednesday, the principal was reported in the Chinese press as having scolded the Form Three students -- who were eating in the school’s common area -- for not respecting the Muslims who are fasting during Ramadan. He told them if they were not happy, they need not attend classes, and should go back to China.

Parents said the students were eating in the common room because the school canteen was closed during Ramadan and the area was dark.

It is learnt that there are 80 non-Malay students in the school, which has an enrolment of 780.

At a meeting with the school’s parent-teacher association chairman on Saturday, the angry parents wanted the principal transferred.

Unable to pacify them, the chairman, who was also unhappy with the “balik Cina” remark,  agreed to convey their request to the district education office after hearing the school’s side of the story today.

He said if the district education office is unable to resolve the matter, he would take matter to the state education department or even the ministry.

The Wanita MCA chief of Bukit Selambau, XiaoXiu Zhi, said the local Chinese and Thai communities wanted the school head to be transferred.

“We will accept an apology from the principal, but we still hope that he will be transferred,” she said.

Meanwhile, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung urged the Education Ministry to set up a panel to investigate the incident.

The Bukit Selambau incident happened less than a week after a headmistress in Kulai, Johor, kicked up a storm for making derogatory remarks against Chinese and Indian students. Numerous police reports were lodged by parents in that case.

The Education Ministry has set up a committee to probe the allegations against the headmistress, who has apologised and is now on leave pending the outcome of the probe.

source: The Sun.


ni la masalah org malaysia
aku pun xtau la nk ckp pe
masing2 ada kepentingan tersendiri tentang perkara yang dibangkitkan
pandai2 la korang pikir

"Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself"

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