MALAYSIA — A student wrote to Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and appeal to end racism in school. The victim claimed he was being bullied by a group of people in school, and the teacher was racist in attitude.

Anwar shared the letter on his official page yesterday (11 December) morning. In the letter, the student said his name is Tejessh Kanakaraju.

“Today, a group of people bullied me, and the teacher was being very racist. I am writing you this letter because I want you to stop racism,” the victim wrote.

Anwar replied in his post, promising to convey the issue to Education Minister and investigate this matter immediately.

“Thank you, my son. I will request the Ministry of Education, which is now headed by Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek, to investigate this matter promptly,” wrote Anwar.

The Prime Minister has since removed the Facebook post from his social media. It is understood to be at the request of the victim’s parents.

Education Minister said ministry will not compromise with school bullying

According to Berita Harian, Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said her ministry will probe the bully case raised by the student and would not compromise on the issue

The student’s identity will be concealed to protect his safety.

She hoped that all parties can provide an atmosphere of zero racism, whether in schools or at home, as a school should be the safest place for students to live in harmony.

“In addition, teachers are expected to set a good example for students in terms of leadership aspects as well as demonstrate care for their students, ” she said.

“Given the political climate on social media, we must aware that children are among those who would easily absorb all information they receive. ”

“Therefore, please use this school holiday period as an opportunity to create an ecosystem which is harmonious and filled with mutual respect,” she told Berita Harian.

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