Kamalanathan: Teacher accused of soliciting sexual favours may be sacked

 |Nov 2, 2017

JOHOR BAHRU: A male teacher who allegedly solicited sexual favours from a student in exchange for helping her find a job may face dismissal.

Deputy Minister of Education Datuk P Kamalanathan said the ministry would not hesitate to sack the teacher, who is a MIC branch chairman, if the allegations were true.

“It can be regarded as criminal breach of trust because he had been entrusted by the student’s family to act as a guardian. This person cannot be in school if it is true. There is no place for him… dangerous, very dangerous.

“But let’s wait for the final report from the District Education Office and State Education Department, and the police are investigating as well,” he told reporters after launching the national-level Student Affairs Symposium at the Johor education department here yesterday.

He was commenting on the case involving a teacher at a Tamil school who allegedly promised to secure employment for a female student in exchange for sexual favours.

The 56-year-old teacher was said to have made the proposal through the student’s mother.

In an audio clip of their conversation lasting eight minutes and 49 seconds, which went viral on Whatsapp, the man claimed he had assisted many girls who had just completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination to find employment after they had sex with him.

The teacher is believed to have resigned from his post in MIC following the revelation. – Bernama