TAPAH: A 31-year-old mother has lodged a police report against a teacher at a Chinese-type school in Sungkai near here for ill-treating her son.
The Chinese school's PTA chairman thinks its a JOKE.
Can't help but think of the life changing experiences this Chinese school teacher from Sungkai in Perak would have to face if he had been a teacher in Sweden.
If spanking your own kid for not praying could possibly earn you a 10 year jail term, what happens if you 'bell' your students and force them (as alleged) to eat grass in Stockholm?hitting their children for not performing their prayers. The parents risk ten years in jail.
The husband and wife were arrested on December 18th after police received a report that they had repeatedly hit their four children, aged nine to 14-years-old. Malaysian newspaper The Star reported that the police report stems from an incident in which the Muslim couple struck their 12-year-old son on the hands for refusing to perform his prayers.
The boy told his teachers in Stockholm about the incident, which was then passed along to the school's counselors, who in turn notified police. It has been illegal in Sweden for parents physically punish their children since the late 1970s.
A day later, authorities arrested the parents and placed the children in foster care while their parents await trial, The Star reported.
"It's a terrible situation for the parents and the children," lawyer Timo Manninen, the public defender involved in the child custody side of the case, told The Local. "When the parents are being held on remand, they obviously can't take care of their children."
The couple has lived in Sweden for three years. The man, Azizul Raheem Awalludin, works for Tourism Malaysia in Stockholm and has worked for his country's tourism ministry since 2000. His wife, Shalwati Nurshal, is a secondary school teacher on unpaid leave. The Swedish foreign ministry said neither Awalludin nor Nurshal are registered as diplomats, leading prosecutors to conclude that diplomatic immunity does not apply in the case.
Formal charges have yet to be filed against the couple, who are being held on remand on suspicion of gross violation of integrity (grov fridskränkning) that took place between June 2011 and December 2013. The mother's lawyer, Kristofer Stahre, told The Local both parents are being held with restrictions that keep them largely isolated from the outside world and that the preliminary investigation will likely take two or three more weeks.
"There is a lot of material to go through, but everyone is now working harder to speed thing up as they recognize the sensitivity of the case," he said.If found guilty, the parents risk being sentenced by up to ten years in prison. - The Local from SWEDEN
p/s Make sure the PTA joker laughs at his own joke…ooops the PTA chairman.