Social media has been abuzz when a female student claimed that she had received offensive and insulting text messages from her teacher, ahead of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams.
The student earlier took to her Twitter to share some screenshots taken from a conversation she had with her teacher on the Telegram app. As seen in the images, she was asking for clarifications from the latter, after she was apparently called a “babi” (pig), apart from being asked to “go and die” by her own teacher.
In an interview with mStar, the girl, known as Ira, revealed that she received the text at about 8:21pm, last Friday. Thinking that the teacher might have sent her the wrong message. “Actually, I did ask on whether his phone was hacked or he had sent the wrong text. But when he responded in that manner, of course I was shocked,” she said.
Ira also revealed that after informing her mother about the incident, the woman decided to reach out to her school teacher via WhatsApp to ask for his explanation. According to her, the teacher had asked her mom to come to the school to discuss about the matter with the principal. “That was basically the last conversation he had with my mother, because he had blocked both of us on both WhatsApp and Telegram.”
“According to the initial plan, my mom wanted to go to my school on Monday. Unfortunately, she tested positive for Covid-19,” Ira stated, adding that she was not infected by the disease as she lives in a different residence. The Form 5 student also said that knowing both her parents, they prefer to take the approach of hearing the explanation from the teachers first, instead of taking their child’s side.
However, according to Ira, they have yet to receive any updates on the date and time of the aforementioned meeting. During the chat with the portal, she also pointed out that she’s still wondering what was the motive of the teacher in sending the messages to her. “I’m still clueless. I thought someone hacked his phone or something. Or maybe, someone posed as me and chatted with him. We still don’t know,” she was quoted as saying.
To make things worse, Ira also said that she was condemned by other teachers at her school after posting about the incident on her social media. She revealed, “Basically, the other teachers will back him up. There’s also some who even spread screenshots of the news excerpts on this incident to other WhatsApp groups.”
She then concluded the interview by saying, “I would like to point out that someone’s rank and position doesn’t really justify the person’s wrong actions. Therefore, I hope other teachers will be able to think rationally and be fair in resolving this issue.”
At the time of writing (Monday, 7th March), Ira’s post has received over 6k retweets on Twitter.
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