FMT report on Orang Asli kids: Suhakam to probe

suhakamKUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has initiated an investigation into a news portal report titled “Education of Orang Asli Kids Being Neglected” to verify the facts of the case.

The news article published yesterday by Free Malaysia Today contained an allegation of abuse by a teacher against an Orang Asli student who was forced to eat glass as punishment for unintentionally breaking a school window pane.

In a statement today, Suhakam said the allegation was raised at a workshop organised by Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) in Pos Piah, Perak, on Aug 28, during which a representative of the commission was present.

“The finding of the commission’s investigation will be brought to the attention of the relevant authorities so that appropriate action would be taken against any person who is found guilty,” it said.