It’s a mockery and travesty of social justice to transfer racial slur HM

The transfer of ‘racial slur’ headmaster Engku Adnan of SMK Bukit Selambau Kedah to another school is an insult to the Malaysian Chinese and Indians.  It shows that the ministry of education is not interested in reprimanding the Headmaster who made derogatory remarks that is completely against the spirit of 1Malaysia, one of the pillars of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s nation building but just to pacify the non Malays that action is being taken against the headmaster. This inert action of Tan Sri Muhyudin Yassin‘s ministry runs counter to the effort of Prime Minister and will not deter others from uttering similar racial slurs. This is where we stand as a nation after 53 years of independence which will be celebrated in a few days time. There is nothing to celebrate about.

Engku Adnan is transferred to another school nearby and it does not matter which school he serves he will do the same. Headmasters and teachers with this mind set in national schools are the culprits who drive away the non Malay students to vernacular schools. Yet the bureaucrats and many UMNO politicians don’t understand why non Malay parents send their children to vernacular schools. Looks like UMNO is totally incapable of fostering unity, tolerance and acceptance among Malaysians.

Those fasting in the month of Ramadan should be calm and develop tolerance and compassion towards others. But Engku Adnan got angry because he was fasting yet others eating and couldn’t accept that. Using his authority he reprimanded and told the non Malay students to go back to china and India. He is defeating the very purpose of fasting and blaming others for his predicament.    

To add injury to insult the school PTA head Kamaruddin says that such easy transfer of headmasters will make headmasters overly cautious in educating their students which will not bode well for the overall development of their schools. If these are the racial bigots managing and outlining policies for education system, how will the education system produce world class students to take this country forward?             

The UMNO led government has deeply segregated and divided Malaysians into race and religion that may take years of concrete effort by a non UMNO led government to put together. The past sins of UMNO and its allies are expediently catching up that they may not last even the next election. UMNO beneficiaries may run away but the people of all races have to work out a practical and workable solution to live in peace and harmony for all Malaysians.

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