School principal under probe over racist remarks against Malay Indian students

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Kulaijaya, Aug 16 (ANI): The police are investigating a school principal here over reports that she used racist remarks against Malay Indian students during a Merdeka celebration held at the school recently.

Kulaijaya Deputy OCPD Assistant Superintendent Mohd Kamil said the police had received 12 reports against the principal since Saturday and that the case was being probed under Section 504 of the Penal Code.

"Over 50 parents and students had lodged the reports against the principal, who allegedly described the non-Malays as "penumpang" (passengers) in the country during her speech at the start of the celebration on Aug 12," reports The Star.

"I was shocked that my principal had used such a word against non-Malay students in our school. This is not the first time that she had made racist comments against Chinese and Indian students in our school," said 17-year-old student Brevia Pan.

"The principal, who joined the school early this year, would only target Chinese and Indian students. During the Merdeka celebration, she had told non-Malay students to go study in a Chinese school or go back to China," she added.

17-year-old student Ashvini Thinakaran said many Malay students were influenced by the principal's remarks and made similar comments and called them names.

"Before she came to my school, all the students got along well," said Thinakaran.

Thinakaran's father R. Thinakaran said it is a serious issue and the principal should not behave in such a manner.

"This principal has caused racial disharmony at the school. If no action was taken, he would take his daughter out of the school," he added. (ANI)

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