From what I hear, the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Putra Secondary School in Johor has been without a principal on duty for over a month.
School principal Siti Inshah Mansor has been away since 16 August after she was alleged to have uttered racist remarks to pupils.
The school is now being administered by a senior assistant, according to the parent of one of the pupils at the school. On 23 August, this notice appeared on the Kulai District Education Department’s website.
On 3 September, the Star reported that the Public Services Department was going through a six-inch-thick report (six inches?!) submitted by the Education Ministry. If there was a case, the disciplinary committee would deliberate and a show cause letter issued to the principal, who would be given the opportunity to defend herself.
How slowly things are moving in this case. One way or another, the authorities will have to reveal – and reveal soon – what action they are taking. Malaysians are watching.