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Education service disciplinary board to meet over maths teacher case

The education director-general says Mohd Fadli Mohamed Salleh was told to submit a written representation or explanation, which the board has since received.

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Education director-general Pkharuddin Ghazali. Photo: Bernama
Education director-general Pkharuddin Ghazali. Photo: Bernama

The Education Service Disciplinary Board is scheduled to convene today after receiving a letter of representation submitted by mathematics teacher Mohd Fadli Mohamed Salleh on Oct 14.

In a video uploaded on the education ministry’s Facebook page, education director-general Pkharuddin Ghazali said the letter received by Fadli did not mean that punishment had been handed down by the board.

He said it was to inform him that the board had received his claims and that there was a need to submit a written representation or explanation.

Pkharuddin also said the disciplinary procedure was initiated under a provision of the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993, applicable to all civil service employees currently serving.

Fadli had posted on his Facebook page that he would be fired or demoted for voicing his views on the learning syllabus which he considered of too high a level and inappropriate for students.

He also highlighted other claims in his post, including the high number of students per class, the number of subjects and the issue of heavy schoolbags that he said could be harmful to students’ health.