Convention needed for oppressed teachers

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An NGO working to highlight the issues affecting teachers, Persatuan Gerakan Kebangkitan Pendidik Kebangsaan, has called for a roundtable meeting to look into violations of rights of teachers.


President Normala Sudirman said NGO in the education field could then come together to share their views and to look into issues affecting teachers.


In a recent statement, Normala pointed out that the group had sent a memorandum to protest cases involving teachers being transferred unfairly, not given due salary and being stripped of their professions without proper procedure being adhered to.


She said the memorandum had been handed over to PAS parliamentarians including Bukit Gantang parliamentary member Idris Ahmad, Temerloh parliamentary member Nasrudin Hassan and Pasir Mas parliamentary member Nik Abduh Nik Mat.


She said attempts to hand over the memorandum to the Minister concerned however were unsuccessful.


Normala said then three cases of teachers being transferred unfairly including Mohd Nor Izzat Mohd Johari and two others over their criticisms on the school based assessments were among the matter highlighted in the memorandum.


She also said that three teachers were stripped off their professions over what believed to be a "political pressure". She also said that a memorandum had been sent to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to highlight the matter.

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