Education Ministry probing allegations teacher told student to convert

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has received feedback from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Education Department on allegations involving a teacher who told a student to convert as seen in a video that went viral on social media on Feb 8.

In a statement on Thursday (Feb 9), the ministry said it viewed the issue seriously and stressed that religious matters should not be ridiculed as it could threaten racial and national harmony.

“A preliminary investigation has been carried out to verify the information,” it said, adding that further investigation and appropriate action would be taken against those found ridiculing race and religion.

It said the ministry will provide full cooperation to the police if necessary.

“The ministry will not compromise on matters involving school management, especially matters that may threaten racial and religious unity,” it added. – Bernama