Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) chairman Noor Azimah Rahim today urged the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) president Kamarozaman Abd Razak not to blame students for the cases of sexual abuse involving teachers.
Kamarozaman yesterday blamed students for some of the cases, saying that in some instances, teachers, especially the men, were sexually harassed by the female students in Forms 4 and 5.
He was commenting on the report that there were 15 cases of teachers molesting students between 2010 and 2016.
Noor Azimah, however, shot back.
She reminded Kamarozaman that the children are the victims and that he should not turn the tables around.
“We must take it an issue at a time. Let’s not turn the tables, as the children are the real victims here,” she told FMT.
Kamarozaman had also said that trouble starts when teachers and students fall in love, and urged teachers to remain professional in such situations as it “involves emotions and feelings”.
Noor Azimah said that teachers should have better self-control to begin with as they were the adults.
“The teachers are adults. They should have control over their feelings and emotions.
“As adults, they should be mature and responsible,” she said.
In May this year, it was reported that a teacher allegedly molested nine pupils in a Tamil School in Hulu Selangor.
The ministry said that teachers involved in these molestation cases had been transferred to other districts and were now under the supervision of the state education departments, pending investigations.
Source : Blake Chen@FMT Reporters Online