School Principal faces jail over racist remarks against Malay-Indian students

Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 15:26 [IST]
 

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 18 (ANI): The Kulaijaya police in Malysia, investigating the case of a school Principal who allegedly used 'racist remarks' against non-Malay students calling them penumpang (passengers) in the country during her speech at the start of the school's Merdeka celebrations on August 12, have called her to record her statement today.

According to The Star, the Principal has gone on leave voluntarily and police are hoping to wrap up the case soon, which, if returned with a guilty verdict, would carry a maximum imprisonment of two years, a fine or both.

Police have already recorded statements from teachers and students of the school.

"We hope to wrap up our investigation soon, Kulaijaya deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Kamil Sukarmi said.

"The probe was being carried out under Section 504 of the Penal Code for provocation which carries a maximum imprisonment of two years, a fine or both," he added.

About 50 parents and students had lodged reports against the Principal who allegedly described Indian and Chinese origin students as penumpang (passengers) in the country during her speech at the start of the celebrations. (ANI)


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