The father of the Form Five student, who was threatened by teachers to be burnt alive, has expressed his worry after the boy was allegedly spat upon in school yesterday.
Kovalan Mariappan, the father of the student from a school in Penang, said he would still continue sending his son to school despite several students targeting his son.
“Yesterday, one student spat on my son’s hand while another student was mistakenly beaten up after several students mistook that boy for my son,” Kovalan told to The Rakyat Post when contacted today.
“I just want this matter to be resolved immediately with the teachers issuing a public apology and explaining the truth during the school assembly about my son.”
Kovalan said his son did not like the pro-Israeli Facebook page as claimed and that the teachers had overreacted.
“As educators, this is definitely not the way to educate students.”
The Aug 10 incident, led a teacher to screen capture and upload the image depicting the boy liking an “I love Israel” page without the boy’s consent.
Two other teachers commented calling for a boycott over the student with one suggesting to burn the boy alive.
“I’m now worried about how he is going to focus on his studies as he has only two more months left before his Sijil Penilaian Menengah (SPM) examination.”
Kovalan said his son had given statements to the police yesterday, with police set to investigate the three teachers for issuing threats and the student for liking the Facebook page.
The boy will be investigated under Section 4 (1) (a) of the Sedition Act.
Kovalan is awaiting response from the state Education Department and will be heading to meet the headmaster of the school tomorrow.
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