They say :: "Spare the rod and spoil the child" , but this headmistress in Perak seems to have taken it too far. While discussing of all issues, 'student discipline', she became upset with a male teacher she was having the discussion with and proceeded to assault him with a cane. Apparently she lost her temper after the male teacher raised some objections to what was under discussion. A good enough reason for assault, one may ask? The poor man suffered bruises on his body and later lodged a police report on the assault. Bernama reported that after discussions between the two concerned and the Hilir Perak District Education Officer, the matter was settled amicably. Just imagine that. This must be a first in Perak. Certain living up to the slogan :: Perak No. 1. This high-handed action by the headmistress certainly won't augur well for discipline in schools in general and in her Rungkup school in particular. Looks like the headmistress, herself is badly in need of being disciplined. Imagine the humiliation the male teacher concerned must have suffered. Lately the media has been full of stories of abuses and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by their American and British captors. This incident may not exactly rank with them but no matter what, it is still a humiliating assaut.
Update:: It looks like the caning incident won't end so amicably for the headmistress after all. The NST reported on Thursday that the headmistress concerned will likely be "demoted and transferred" as the Perak State Education Dept after a meeting decided that "a person should only hold the job if he or she can handle it". So the male teacher concerned may likely get "justice" after all.
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