20 August 2018
14 August 2018
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has withdrawn the teaching permits of two teachers whose abusive actions against children at a private kindergarten in Malacca went viral on social media today.
The Education Ministry, in a statement, said the action was taken to ensure the teachers would not have any interaction with students or work in the kindergarten concerned.
“The operator (of the kindergarten) was also given a stern warning over their negligence in running a learning centre for children between the ages of four and five,” it said.
The incident took place at Tadika PPKK Seri Bijak Bestari 3, Taman Tasik Utama, Ayer Keroh, is a private kindergarten registered under the Education Ministry.
The ministry has also instructed the Malacca State Education Department to assist in the management and operation of kindergartens during learning sessions.
The matter is now with the police for further action to be taken against the teachers concerned, following a police report lodged on Saturday (Aug 11) by the kindergarten manager, added the ministry.
According to media reports, the teachers aged 21 and 40, were arrested by police yesterday for investigations under Section 31 (1) of the Child Act 2001.